Thirty-six-year-old Ryota Wakiya held a press conference at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and announced his decision to retire after the season.
Randy Messenger was taken off the active roster on September 12 after he gave up four runs one five hits over 3.1 innings of work. Messenger asked to be taken off the active roster for some time to make adjustments at Ni-gun and to deal with some pain (possibly from fatigue) in his back and right shoulder. The Hanshin Tigers are still uncertain when Messenger will be able to return to the active roster.0 Comments
Brandon Laird appeared to be bothered by back issues the last few days. He spoke about some discomfort after an Orix game on September 17, but said it was nothing serious. He felt tightness/pain in his back during pre-game practices on September 18 and was left out of the starting line-up. He could be headed to the hospital for an examination on September 19.
[UPDATE 9/20 @ 2:45am]
The Fighters announced on September 19 that Laird was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a strain in his left abdominal oblique. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery.0 Comments
Takahiro Matsuba felt discomfort near his right hip while playing defense in the fourth inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Kyocera Dome on September 18. He was removed from the game after he finished out the fifth inning. An examination at a hospital in Osaka did not reveal any abnormalities.0 Comments
Spencer Patton was ejected from a game against the Yomiuri Giants on September 14. Kazuma Okamoto swung at a pitch that hit him near the right thumb. The home plate umpire gave Okamoto first on a hit-by-pitch, but Patton felt it was a swing. Alex Ramirez appealed the call, but the call was upheld. Patton was not pleased and strongly argued the call. He threw his glove to the ground after he was tossed from the game.
The NPB announced today that they handed Patton a 100,000 yen fine and gave him a stern warning.
Source: NPB 9/18/20180 Comments
|All Games||3:19 (431 games)||3:12 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:15 (392 games)||3:06 (427 games)|
|All Games||3:18 (423 games)||3:14 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:13 (375 games)||3:10 (441 games)|
Source: NPB 9/14/20180 Comments
Kenta Imamiya hurt his left leg (thigh) while playing defense in the first inning of a game against the Seibu Lions at MetLife Dome on September 17. He was unable to walk and had to be carried off the field. He received treatment and was later able to walk out of the stadium on his own. He was taken to a hospital for tests. He will be re-examined today.
[UPDATE 9/18 @ 9:45pm]
Imamiya was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with an injury to his left semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles (hamstring). He was taken off the active roster on the same day, with hopes that he can return in the minimum ten days.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on September 16 that Tomo Otosaka will play winter ball in Mexico. He will head to Mexico to play for Yaquis de la Ciudad Obregon after the NPB season. He will remain with the team until the end of January 2019.
Source: Yokohama 9/16/20180 Comments
Yuki Yanagita was hit by a batted ball on the left side of his head while stretching during pre-game workouts on September 16 (Seibu’s Takumi Kuriyama was taking batting practice). He did not lose consciousness and was immediately taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa, Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered at the time and he was diagnosed with a bruise.
Yanagita was taken off the active roster today after a follow-up evaluation pointed to a possible concussion.
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Jay Jackson hurt his left hamstring when he ran to cover first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Mazda Stadium on September 15. He was immediately removed from the game.
The Hiroshima Carp do not think the injury is serious. He is expected to go to the hospital for tests.
[UPDATE 9/17 @ 5:18pm]
Jackson was taken off the active roster on September 16.
Source: Sanspo 9/16/20180 Comments