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[7/31/2016] Yuji Nishino to be taken off active roster

Yuji Nishino is having some problems with his right elbow. The Chiba Lotte Marines are expected to take him off the active roster on July 31.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016

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YAK

[7/30/2016] Kyohei Muranaka taken off active roster

Kyohei Muranaka was taken off the active roster on July 31 because of some tightness in his left elbow. The Yakult Swallows feel fatigue may be the cause. There is a good chance he could get the elbow checked out by a doctor after the weekend.

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016, Sponichi 7/30/2016

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HAN

[7/30/2016] Rafael Dolis to be taken off active roster

Rafael Dolis will be taken off the active roster on July 31 because of issues with his right elbow.

Source: Sanspo 7/12/2016

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YOM

[7/30/2016] Injury updates for Toshiya Sugiuchi, Luis Cruz

Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip)

  • Sugiuchi started a Ni-gun game against Lotte on July 30. He started the game and tossed four shutout innings. He struck out six and topped out at 136km/h.

Luis Cruz (left ankle)

  • Cruz got the start at designated hitter and batted clean-up. He went 0-for-2: ground out to third in the second inning, strike out swinging in the fourth inning.

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2016, Sanspo 7/30/2016

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LOT

[7/30/2016] Yamaico Navarro out with shoulder inflammation

Yamaico Navarro was taken off the active roster on July 30 because of pain in both his shoulders. He was taken to a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with inflammation around his left shoulder.

Navarro told coaches about his shoulders after the Rakuten game on July 29. It had been bothering him for about a month.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2016, Daily Sports 7/30/2016, Sponichi 7/30/2016, Sanspo 7/30/2016

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ORI

[7/30/2016] Koji Oshiro taken off active roster with lower back pain

Koji Oshiro was taken off the active roster today. He was examined at a hospital in Kobe on July 29 after he complained of pain in his lower back during practies on the same day. He was diagnosed with fascial low back pain. It is unknown how much time he will miss.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016, Sponichi 7/30/2016, Daily Sports 7/30/2016

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YAK

[7/30/2016] Kazuhiro Hatakeyama could miss the rest of the season

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama was supposed to miss about two months to a bone bruise on his left hamate until his right Achilles tendon started giving him problems. There is a chance he will miss the rest of the season as he focuses on healing both injuries.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016, Daily Sports 7/30/2016

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CHU

[7/30/2016] Atsushi Fujii earns international FA option

Atsushi Fujii earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016

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HAN

[7/30/2016] Hanshin Tigers first to two million in attendance this year

The Hanshin Tigers became the first time to reach the two million mark in attendance this season. They reached the milestone in their forty-eighth home game of the year (three games faster than last year).

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HAN

[7/30/2016] Kosuke Fukudome becomes fourth player to hit for multiple cycles

Kosuke Fukudome hit for the cycle during tonight’s game against the Chunichi Dragons at Koshien Stadium. This was the second cycle of his career. He recorded his first cycle on June 8, 2003. He joined Fumio Fujimura (October 2, 1948 and May 25, 1950), Hiromi Matsunaga (October 8, 1982 and May 24, 1991), and Robert Rose (May 2, 1995; April 29, 1997; and June 30, 1999) as the only players in NPB history to record multiple cycles during their career. Sixty-four players have now hit for the cycle sixty-nine times. At thirty-nine years and three months, Fukudome is the oldest player to hit for the cycle. The previous record of thirty-six years and six months was set by Koji Yamamoto on April 30, 1983.

  • 2nd inning: home run to right
  • 4th inning: single to center
  • 5th inning: triple to right-center
  • 6th inning: double to left

The YouTube links below were working as of July 30, 10:30pm.

YouTube 1, YouTube 2

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
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Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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