The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on June 21 that they have put together a ticket package that includes a kabutomushi (Japanese beetle) and carrying case as part of their summer Kids Dream Festa event in August. The ticket package will be available for one game against the Seibu Lions at Sapporo Dome on August 11.
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Nikkan Sports is also carrying a brief article about the giveaway. A few takeaways from the article:
Leyson Septimo is set to pitch at least two innings in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium on either June 25 or 26.
Source: Sanspo 6/22/20160 Comments
Juan Jaime (right shoulder) could be ready to toss a bullpen session some time next week. He did some long distance throwing during practices at Nagoya Stadium on June 21. Assuming no problems, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game in July.
Source: Sanspo 6/22/20160 Comments
Takahiro Imanami (facial cuts) joined team workouts at Jingu Gaien early today. He told reporters he was no longer worried about a concussion and that he okay after moving around. He is still having trouble eating, since he required fourteen stitches to close a cut near the area under the right side of his nose. He suffered the cut when the jolt of his collision with Shingo Kawabata caused his teeth to poke through the skin. Imanami shrugged off the cut and said it was not a big deal because he experienced something similar before.
Source: Sponichi 6/21/20160 Comments
Daichi Suzuki hurt his right ankle during a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on June 19. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on June 20 and diagnosed with a sprained right ankle (inversion). The ankle is healing and the swelling is going down.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/20160 Comments
The Japan Student Baseball Association met on June 21 to determine punishments for the following cases:
Kanazawa Gakuin (Ishikawa)
From May 16 until July 13
RyukokuDai Heian (Kyoto) adviser
Did not report violence
Six months beginning on May 26
Kurume (Fukuoka) manager
Six months begining on May 23
Yamabe (Nara) manager
One month beginning on May 27
Source: Jiji Press 6/21/20160 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced today that Ikusei player Shinsuke Tobo had surgery on his right elbow. He will most likely require eight to ten months for a full recovery.
Source: Daily Sports 6/21/20160 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced that they signed Rick van den Hurk to a three-year extension. According to Nikkan Sports, the contract is worth an estimated total 1.2 billion yen plus incentives.0 Comments
Possible starters for the upcoming Yomiuri at Yokohama three-game series that begins on June 24, according to Sanspo.
Source: Sanspo 6/21/2016
Sanspo has modified its prediction:
Source: Sanspo 6/23/2016
Sponichi believes Mikolas will get his first start of the year on June 25.
Source: Sponichi 6/21/2016
Sports Hochi thinks Guillermo Moscoso will get the start against Yomiuri on June 26.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2016
Nikkan Sports also thinks Moscoso will get the start on June 26 with Yamaguchi getting a turn during the Hanshin series.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/20160 Comments
Juri Hara was taken off the active roster on June 13 because of his struggles with consistency. He pitched in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on June 19 and recorded a three-hit shutout victory. The Yakult Swallows could call him up for a start during the Hiroshima three-game series that begins on June 28.
Source: Sanspo 6/21/20160 Comments