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Louis Okoye was replaced by a pinch-runner after he hit a double to left-center in the sixth inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Rakuten Seimei Park on May 22. He was removed from the game as a precaution because of tightness in his right thigh.
[UPDATE 4/23 @ 9:48pm]
Okoye was examined at a hospital in Sendai today and diagnosed with an injury to his right biceps femoris that will require three to four weeks for a full recovery.
Okoye was taken off the active roster today.0 Comments
Kenji Tomura took a batted ball off his face during a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Rakuten Seimei Park on May 22.
Tomura surrendered a home run to Yuya Oda to lead-off the eighth inning. The next batter, Masahiro Nishino, hit a line drive back up the middle that stuck Tomura in the face, near the right side of his chin. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
Tomura was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance. He was conscious.
[UPDATE 5/23 @ 9:40pm]
Tomura was re-examined at a hospital in Sendai today and diagnosed with a right mandibular angle fracture. He could require three to four months for a full recovery.
Tomura was taken off the active roster today.0 Comments
Hiroki Minei hurt his left hamstring while running the bases during a game against Yomiuri on May 20. He was taken off the active roster on May 22 because of minor inflammation. The Yokohama Bay Stars do not expect him to miss that much time.0 Comments
Kenta Imamiya was left out of the starting line-up against Seibu at YafuOku Dome on May 22 because of discomfort in his elbow. He was slated to make the starting line-up, but complained of discomfort in his elbow after participating in pre-game practices. He was taken to a hospital in Fukuoka for an examination.0 Comments
Additional details for the Mynavi All-Star Game 2018 were released by the NPB on May 21.
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Geronimo Franzua to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 143 to 97.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a six-year deal that includes a signing bonus worth 100,000 US dollars. His salary this year will be 80,000 US dollars plus performance bonuses.0 Comments
Twenty-seven-year-old Yuki Nishi earned his domestic free agent option after eight years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
Kodai Senga was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his right forearm. Kimiyasu Kudo told reporters Senga’s condition was not serious and that it was just taking a little longer for the tightness to go away. Kudo does not think Senga will have to miss more than one start.0 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp announced on May 18 that Kris Johnson will be returning to the United States on May 19 for the birth of his first child. He is scheduled to return on May 30.0 Comments
Yuma Mune was taken off the active roster on May 16 with tightness in his right hamstring. The Orix Buffaloes decided to give Mune some time to recover because they were concerned about the possibility of his condition developing into something more serious.0 Comments