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[6/29/2014] Injury Report: Yuichi Hisamoto (Hiroshima), Atsushi Nomi (Hanshin)

by on Jun.29, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kentaro Nishimura (right thigh) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Sunday.  He faced three hitters a total ten times.  He threw thirty pitches, allowed two could be hits, and walked one.  He topped out at 145km/h.  It was his second scrimmage since his injury. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada told reporters on Sunday Atsushi Nomi had some discomfort in his side. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuichi Hisamoto left Sunday's game with pain in his left elbow.  Kenjiro Nomura indicated to reporters that he was planning to take Hisamoto off the active roster.  He will be examined at a hospital. Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ryosuke Hirata was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with an inversion sprain in his left ankle.  The Dragons have not released any information about how long much time Hirata might need for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Katsuya Kakunaka missed Saturday's game against Orix because of pain in his right shoulder.  He hurt the shoulder when he ran into the wall while playing defense on Friday.  He was examined at a hospital in Chiba and diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sanspo 6/29/2014, Sponichi 6/29/2014 ... Kakunaka was back in the starting line-up on Sunday.
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11/12/2012: Yuichi Hisamoto, Kohei Oda, Keisuke Katto

by on Nov.13, 2012 @ 2:15 am, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp held a press conference on Monday to announce the addition of Chunichi senryokugai Yuichi Hisamoto (33).  He was assigned the number sixty-five and signed a deal worth an estimated 10M yen plus incentives.  Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 11/12/2012

The Carp also announced that they re-signed Mitsuhiro Nagakawa (25) and Kosuke Nakamura (21) to Ikusei contracts.  Source: Sponichi 11/12/2012


The Chunichi Dragons met with Kohei Oda (35) and submitted an offer for the 2013 season.  Oda placed his decision on hold.  He is scheduled to meet the team again on the 13th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2012

The team did sign 2013 deals with a number players on Monday: Tatsuro Iwasaki (15.5M yen, down 2.5M yen), Akinobu Shimizu (11.5M yen, down 3.5M yen), and Ryoji Nakata (10M yen, down 1M yen).

Sang-Hoon Song will likely return next season as an Ikusei player.

Source: Sanspo 11/12/2012


The Softbank Hawks re-signed Keisuke Katto (29) to an 18M yen deal (down 7M yen from last season).  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2012

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11/9/2012: Motonobu Tanishige, Kenta Asakura, Keiichi Hirano, Taiyo Fujita, Brian Sikorski

by on Nov.09, 2012 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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The Dragons announced today that Motonobu Tanishige (41) he will not exercise his FA option and will remain with the Chunichi Dragons.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012


Kenta Asakura (31) told reporters on Thursday he does not plan to exercise his FA option and will stay with the Chunichi Dragons.  Kohei Oda (35) will also most likely stay put.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012


Keiichi Hirano sat down with the Hanshin Tigers today.  They asked him to remain with the team but he decided to hold off on making a decision.  It seems negotiations have not gone particularly well so far.  Source: Sports Hochi 11/9/2012


The Yakult Swallows announced that they agreed to basic terms with Seibu senryokugai Taiyo Fujita (33).  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012official announcement


The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed Chunichi senryokugai Yuichi Hisamoto.  A press conference is scheduled for the 12th.  Of the sixty-one victories the Carp recorded last season, only four were won by left-handed pitchers.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012


The Seibu Lions are planning to offer Brian Sikorski a contract.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012

Sikorski gave up a run on one hit over two innings during an intra-squad outing today.  His fastball was consistently above 140km/h.  The Lions will likely make an announcement on Sikorski after he gets a physical.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012

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Chunichi Senryokugai: Kongo, Hisamoto, S. Takashima, Hidenori

by on Oct.02, 2012 @ 5:26 pm, under NPB
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According to Daily Sports, the Dragons do not plan on signing Hiroki Kongo (33), Yuichi Hisamoto (33), and Shohei Takashima (22) to contracts for the 2013 season.  This is in addition to Masafumi Hirai (37), Takashi Ogasawara (35), and Maximo Nelson (30).  Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2012


Sponichi adds that Chunichi also does not plan on offering Hidenori Kuramoto (36) a contract for the 2013, but would like to hire him as a Ni-gun OF/base-running coach.  Hidenori would like to continue play.  Source: Sponichi 10/2/2012


UPDATE @ 8:45pm - The Dragons officially announced today that the following eight players will not be offered contracts for the 2013 seasons:

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Age
P 金剛 弘樹 Kongo, Hiroki 33
P 平井 正史 Hirai, Masafumi 37
P 小笠原 孝 Ogasawara, Takashi 35
P 斉藤 信介 Saito, Shinsuke 30
P M・ネルソン Nelson, Maximo 30
P 久本 祐一 Hisamoto, Yuichi 33
P 高島 祥平 Takashima, Shohei 22
OF 加藤  聡 Kato, Satoshi 26

Chunichi also announced that Hidenori was retiring.

Source: official announcement

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