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[8/4/2014] Injury Report: Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), Hector Luna (Chunichi)

by on Aug.05, 2014 @ 12:14 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano was taken off the active roster on Monday after he was diagnosed with inflammation in a tendon in his right middle finger.  He first started feeling discomfort in the finger during a game against Yakult on July 16. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) is scheduled to pitch in another Ni-gun rehab game on the 6th against Softbank. Source: Sponichi 8/4/2014
  • Yamato (left side) resumed hitting workouts on Sunday.  After playing some catch, he moved indoors and practiced his swing and worked on his bunts. Source: Sanspo 8/4/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) joined Ichi-gun workouts on Monday for the first time in about three weeks.  Luna is expected to return to the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuichi Honda (left ring finger) will begin his rehab at the Saitozaki facilities on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014
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[8/2/2014] Softbank Hawks: Yuichi Honda diagnosed with fracture in left ring finger after HBP

by on Aug.02, 2014 @ 10:39 pm, under NPB
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Yuichi Honda suffered a finger fracture when he was hit by a pitch during today's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He came up to bat in the 8th inning with runners on first and second and no out.  Naoki Miyanishi was on the mound for the Fighters.  On the first pitch of the at bat, Miyanishi hit Honda on the left hand with a 137km/h fastball.

Honda was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Sapporo for tests.  He was diagnosed with a fissure fracture in the proximal phalanx in his left ring finger.  He will require about six months for a full recovery.

Soure: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2014. Sponichi 8/2/2014

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[2/6/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 12:53 am, under NPB
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Yuichi Honda is trying a new pair of cleats during spring camp.  The new cleats have more spikes (from seven to nine) and a new kind of sole (from leather to a urethane resin).  The additional spikes should provide more traction while the new sole should help decrease the strain.

Source: Daily Sports 2/6/2014

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Avispa Fukuoka Manager Marijan Pusnik visited Miyazaki camp on Thursday and met Akiyama.  The two exchanged ground coats and ideas on training and coaching.

Source: Sponichi 2/6/2014

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[2/4/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Feb.05, 2014 @ 3:09 am, under NPB
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Name Date Swings Notes
Dae-Ho Lee 2/3 61 Twenty-eight could be hits including one over the fence; over eighty percent of baseballs hit between center and right. Sports Hochi 2/4/2014, Sanspo 2/4/2014
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Yuito Mori Bullpen 2/4 72 Fourth session in as many days (three at Ni-gun camp), first one under 100 pitches.  Sponichi 2/4/2014, Sports Hochi 2/4/2014
Tadashi Settsu Bullpen 2/4 53 Including curves; Shinya Tsuruoka caught the session.  Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014
Masahiko Morifuku Bullpen 2/3 37 First session during spring camp; Shinya Tsuruoka caught the session. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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The outfield during fielding practice on Tuesday:

  • Left field - Seiichi Uchikawa
  • Center field - Yuki Yanagita and Ryuma Kidokoro
  • Right field - Yuya Hasegawa and Akira Nakamura

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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The coaches decided to demote Kodai Senga to Ni-gun camp because he was struggling (not injury-related).

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014

2nd round draft pick Yuito Mori took over Senga's spot at Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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INF/Base-running Coach Yusuke Torigoe had Kenta Imamiya throw off a mound during extra fielding practice sessions on Monday.  The point of the exercise was to make Imamiya focus on his throwing.  It was also done to help him relax and give fans something to cheer about.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014, Daily Sports 2/4/2014

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Yuichi Honda used a black and orange glove last season.  He is going back to an orange-only glove this year because he feels mono-tone gloves have better overall consistency.  Additionally, orange (natural color) gloves tend to be made of top quality leather for consistent color while colored gloves can be made from lesser quality leather since materials can be dyed.  Honda's glove last year was made of top quality orange leather and dyed black leather.  During the summer months, the orange portions of his glove where easier to take care of than the black portions.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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Tomoaki Egawa was diagnosed with the flu on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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[12/26/2013] Softbank Hawks sign Yuichi Honda to a three-year extension

by on Dec.26, 2013 @ 8:45 pm, under NPB
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Yuichi Honda (29) met the Softbank Hawks today and came away with a three-year extension.  His salary next season will be 180 million yen (no change from this season) without any incentives.  The Hawks signed Honda to a multi-year extension because he is slated to earn his domestic FA option next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/26/2013, Sponichi 12/26/2013

[UPDATE 12/27 @ 10:42am]

Honda's three-year deal is worth an estimated total 540 million yen, or 180 million yen a year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/27/2013

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[10/10/2013] Injury Updates: Otonari, Honda (SOF), Okajima (RAK)

by on Oct.11, 2013 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) tossed batting practice at the Saitozaki training facilities on Thursday.  It was his third session since his surgery and first since October 8.

Otonari threw fifty-one pitches.  About half were sliders and change-ups.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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Yuichi Honda is hoping to off-set his chronic neck problems by continuing a strengthening program during the off-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Takero Okajima (right shoulder) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He told reporters on Thursday that his shoulder was no longer giving him problems and that he was feeling fine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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[8/13/2013] Injury Updates: Leroux (YAK), Fukudome (HAN), Kikuchi (SEI), Honda (SOF), S. Watanabe (LOT)

by on Aug.13, 2013 @ 4:59 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Chris Leroux began feeling discomfort in his right shoulder on the 10th.  He complained of the discomfort after he started a game against Yokohama on the 11th and gave up eight runs over three plus innings of work.  He is getting the shoulder examined today at a hospital in Tokyo.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) returned to the active roster today.  He is not quite game ready yet and will most likely have to battle for playing time with players like Ryota Imanari and Shunsuke.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/13/2013

The Tigers will most likely take things slow with Fukudome and ease him back in by using him as a bat off the bench.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi will most likely spend the rest of this month nursing his left shoulder back full strength and will focus on a return to the active roster some time in mid-September.

Kikuchi was taken off the active roster on the 7th after he was diagnosed with left shoulder inflammation.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuichi Honda (left lower back pain) returned to the active roster.  He is expected to make the starting line-up tonight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2013, Sponichi 8/13/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shunsuke Watanabe is scheduled to start a game on the 15th against the Rakuten Eagles -- he will take Yuji Nishino's turn in the rotation.

Watanabe took a batted ball of his right leg during his last Ichi-gun start on April 20 and was removed from the active roster the following day.  The injury took longer than expected to heal and there were even times during the recovery process when the thirty-six-year-old veteran considered retirement.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/13/2013, Sponichi 8/13/2013

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[8/7/2013] Injury Updates: Ibata (CHU), Mickolio (HIR), Uemoto, Nishioka (HAN), Kikuchi, Nakamura (SEI), Honda (Softbank), Sakaguchi (ORI)

by on Aug.07, 2013 @ 3:40 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hirokazu Ibata (right ankle) played in a Ni-gun game against Orix on Tuesday.  He started at short and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-6.  Depending on his condition, he could return to the active roster on the 8th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

Hiroshima Carp

If Kam Mickolio is unable to pitch after complaining of tightness in his glute during his outing on Tuesday, Miguel Socolovich will most likely trade places with him on the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 8/7/2013

Mickolio was taken off the active roster today.  Socolovich was called up to take his place.

According to Nikkan Sports, the injury to the left glute does not appear to be that serious.  The team is hoping he will be able to return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroki Uemoto (left ankle) could play in his first rehab game on either the 14th (Ikusei practice game against Osaka Gakuin University) or the 15th (intra-squad game).

Source: Daily Sports 8/7/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka played some catch at a short distance at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He also took thirty swings from the left and right during soft-toss batting practice and swung the bat at around seventy to eighty percent.

Source: Sponichi 8/7/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi was examined at a hospital today and diagnosed with inflammation in his left shoulder.  He was taken off the active roster today and will rehab at Ni-gun.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

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Takeya Nakamura's (left knee) return to the active roster will be delayed because the slugger is feeling some discomfort in his left shoulder.

Nakamura worked out with the Ichi-gun team on the 20th and 21st last month.  He also collected two hits and two RBIs during Ichi-gun situational batting practice on the 21st.  But he started feeling tightness in his left shoulder and had to sit out what was supposed to be his first Ni-gun rehab game on the 23rd.  He has been working out apart from the Ni-gun team since then.

Source: Sponichi 8/7/2013, Sanspo 8/7/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuichi Honda played in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He started at second and batted lead-off.  He went 2-for-4.  He could return to the active roster on the 9th.  This was his second rehab game since he was taken off the active roster on July 17 with pain in the his lower left back.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Tomotaka Sakaguchi hurt his lower back during pre-game batting practice on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

Sakaguchi was taken off the active roster today.

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