Hector Luna hurt his right hamstring while scoring from second in the third inning against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. He was replaced on defense before the bottom of the third inning. The Carp will wait to make a decision on Luna until after they have had a chance to see how he is feeling tomorrow.
Source: Daily Sports 4/16/2016
[UPDATE 4/17 @ 12:13am]
Luna was examined at a hospital, but tests did not reveal any issues.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/20160 Comments
The media learned on April 15 that Ryuji Ichioka (25) will be filing marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Fukuoka on April 18.0 Comments
Sho Nakata’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a girl, at a hospital in Sapporo on April 16.0 Comments
Yuki Yanagita set a new Pacific League record with a walk in his sixteenth consecutive game. He is two away from tying Sadaharu Oh’s NPB record of eighteen games, set in 1970.0 Comments
Yusei Kikuchi’s next couple of starts after today could come on five days of rest.
Source: Daily Sports 4/15/20160 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they added Ikusei player Takayuki Tsukada to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 120 to 91.
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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Kumamoto prefecture on the evening of April 14 (Thursday). Forty-nine people were killed and more than 800 were injured. There are currently about 22,000 evacuees.
Source: NHK 5/1/20160 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced that they added Ikusei player Kojiro Tanabo to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 116 to 97.
Source: Hanshin announcement
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Louis Okoye was sent down to Ni-gun on April 14. Masataka Nashida told reporters he really wanted to keep the rookie around a little while longer, but was forced to send him down to Ni-gun because of the recent spate of injuries.
In eleven games, Okoye went 0-for-7 with one stolen base.0 Comments
According to a report at Daily Sports, outfield/base coach Manabu Satake suggested to the coaching staff wear white pants after the team lost its fifth straight game on April 12. The following day, all but two members of the coaching staff showed up to the stadium wearing white jeans and the losing streak ended.
The two members of the staff that did not show up wearing white jeans: manager Junichi Fukura showed up in his regular pants because he does not believe in doing anything for luck and head coach Norifumi Nishimura had to rush out and buy a pair of white jeans for the game on April 14 because he did not think the others were being serious.
Source: Daily Sports 4/14/20160 Comments