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 7/30/20160 Comments
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.0 Comments
Rafael Dolis will be taken off the active roster on July 31 because of issues with his right elbow.
Source: Sanspo 7/12/20160 Comments
Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip)
Luis Cruz (left ankle)
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.0 Comments
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.0 Comments
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.0 Comments
Atsushi Fujii earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.
Source: Daily Sports 7/30/20160 Comments
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).0 Comments
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.
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Source: Sponichi 7/30/2016
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