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[4/21/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Jose Adolis Garcia

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-three-year-old outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia. He has been assigned the uniform number 79. He is expected to arrive in Japan some-time after early-May. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a deal worth an estimated ten million yen.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Daily Sport 4/21/2016

[UPDATE 5/23 @ 9:31pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Garcia on May 23. They are not expecting him to contribute right away and will have him begin at San-gun. They see him as a long-term investment.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Sponichi 5/23/2016

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HAN

[4/21/2016] Kosuke Fukudome still not ready to return to starting line-up

Kosuke Fukudome (left hamstring) is still not ready to return to the starting line-up. The Hanshin Tigers originally thought he was day-to-day, but no longer know when he will be able to play on a regular basis. He can hit, but still has difficulty running and fielding.

Source: Sanspo 4/21/2016

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[4/21/2016] Injury update: Miles Mikolas

Miles Mikolas told reporters on April 20 that the pain in his right shoulder is more or less gone and that his next step will be tossing a bullpen session. He would like to make the active roster before the All-Star break.

Mikolas complained of shoulder tightness during spring camp on February 13. He returned to the United States in March for PRP therapy. He resumed playing catch on March 30 and is now throwing at a distance of about twenty meters.

Source: Sanspo 4/20/2016

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[4/21/2016] Guillermo Moscoso to be with expecting wife

Guillermo Moscoso will leave for Miami, Florida to be with his expecting wife. He quickly left the stadium to prepare for his departure after his start against Hiroshima on April 20. He is scheduled to return on April 26.

Source: Sanspo 4/2/2016

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[4/20/2016] Nelson Perez has right shoulder discomfort

Nelson Perez missed a Ni-gun game on April 19 because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He was sent back to Naruohama for rehab on April 20. He first started having problems with the shoulder on April 17.

Source: Sanspo 4/20/2016

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[4/20/2016] Still no timeline on Shinnosuke Abe

The Yomiuri Giants still do not have a timeline on Shinnosuke Abe (right shoulder problems). Abe worked out at the indoor facilities at Giants Stadium on April 19. He last appeared in a game as a catcher on March 13 against Ni-gun Yakult. He can swing the bat, but still has difficulty throwing the ball.

Source: Chunichi Sports 4/20/2016

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[4/20/2016] Toshiki Sakurai resumes playing catch

Toshiki Sakurai (right elbow discomfort) started making slows and easy throws on April 16. He upgraded to playing catch on April 19. It was his first real game of catch since he started feeling discomfort in his right elbow on March 30. He threw the ball forty times at a distance of about twenty meters. He also threw the ball into a net thirty times.

Source: Sponichi 4/20/2016

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[4/20/2016] Yoshihiro Ito tosses a bullpen session

Yoshihiro Ito had surgery on his right elbow last November. He tossed a bullpen session at Lotte Urawa on April 20. He threw thirty pitches to a squatting catcher. It was his first session with a squatting catcher since his surgery. He was happy with about five pitches. He could be ready to pitch in a rehab scrimmage/game next month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2016

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[4/20/2016] Kohei Arihara could soon return to the active roster

Kohei Arihara (back strain) pitched in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on April 20. He got the start against the Futures and tossed two shutout innings. He could return to the active roster for his next start if there are no lingering problems with his back. His next start could either come against Rakuten (two-game series at Sapporo Dome beginning on April 26) or Lotte (three-game series at QVC Marine beginning on April 29).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2016

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[4/20/2016] Takuya Takahama taken off active roster with lower back pain

Takuya Takahama was taken off the active roster on April 20. He complained of lower back pain during practices on April 19 and is currently getting rest at home. He will be examined at a hospital at a later date.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 67 41 25 1
Hanshin 64 37 27 0
Yokohama 66 31 33 2
Yomiuri 65 29 36 0
Chunichi 67 28 36 3
Yakult 65 25 39 1
G W L T
Rakuten 60 40 20 0
Softbank 67 42 25 0
Seibu 63 35 26 2
Orix 64 29 35 0
Nippon Ham 64 27 37 0
Lotte 66 20 45 1
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