The Softbank Hawks announced that they will be unveiling a hanging big-screen on May 6, the first of its kind for a baseball stadium in Japan.
The hanging screen will be 31.2 meters wide and six meters tall. It will be located above a secondary scoreboard behind home plate. The screen will primarily be for fans fans sitting in the outfield seats.
Source: Softbank announcement0 Comments
Takayuki Kajitani could make it back to the active roster for the start of the Yakult series at Yokohama that begins on May 3. Kajitani hurt his left side when he crashed into a fence during fielding practice in February. He no longer feels pain and is slated to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on April 26.
Source: Sports Hochi 4/23/20160 Comments
Tsuyoshi Ueda was taken off the active roster today. He took a pitch off his right foot when he entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning against Chunichi on April 22. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his right pinky toe. There is no timetable on his recovery.
Source: Sponichi 4/23/20160 Comments
Tomoyuki Sugano left the Yokohama game at Tokyo Dome early with a popped blister.
[UPDATE @ 4:05pm]
Sugano had a blister on his right middle finger that popped in the second inning. He managed to keep pitching because he drained it in between innings. The finger started getting numb in the sixth inning. He gave pitching coach Kiyoshi Toyoda a full update about the blister after the seventh inning.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/20160 Comments
Takeya Nakamura did not play in the Rakuten game on April 22 after he took a pitch off his right wrist on April 21. He visited a hospital in Tokyo before the game and was diagnosed with a bruise on his right wrist. He did some light workouts at Seibu Prince Dome after his hospital visit.0 Comments
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Samurai Japan released the college coaching staff for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship Series in July.
Hitoki Yokoi (Tokai University) was announced as manager in February.
Source: Samurai Japan announcement0 Comments
Jonny Gomes was taken off the active roster today because of his performance at the plate. Masataka Nashida told reporters he felt Gomes was pressing and that it was affecting his swing (he was trying to hit everything hard and was starting to rely only on his upper body).
Source: Sponichi 4/22/20160 Comments
Kazuya Fujita took fielding and hitting practice on April 21 for the first time since his injury. He is hoping to make it back to the active roster in May. He is at about twenty percent.
Fujita took about ten grounders at second. For indoor hitting practice, he hit off a tee and against a pitcher throwing slow pitches.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/20160 Comments
Kyuji Fujikawa will get a tune-up start at Ni-gun on April 24 against Softbank at Chikugo. If he is effective, he could get an Ichi-gun start during a three-game series against Yokohama at Koshien that begins on April 29.
Source: Daily Sports 4/22/20160 Comments