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[7/2/2016] Tatsuya Uchi taken off active roster

Tatsuya Uchi was taken off the active roster today with right elbow pain. There is no timetable on his return.

Source: Daily Sports 7/2/2016, Sports Hochi 7/2/2016, Sponichi 7/2/2016

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ORI

[7/2/2016] Chihiro Kaneko set to get a start on July 7

Chihiro Kaneko (right shoulder) is scheduled to return to the active roster in time for a start on July 7 against Softbank at Kyocera Dome. After that, he will most likely be taken off the active roster. Junichi Fukura wants to avoid giving Kaneko his next start on only five days of rest and will probably opt to wait until after the All-Star break.

Source: Sponichi 7/2/2016

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YOM

[7/1/2016] Katsuhiko Kumon tosses bullpen session

Katsuhiko Kumon (left shoulder) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium today. It was his first session since he was taken off the active roster on June 2 with discomfort in his left shoulder. He threw thirty pitches at about seventy percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2016

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YOM

[7/1/2016] Leslie Anderson joins Ni-gun practices

Leslie Anderson (right ankle) joined Ni-gun practices at Giants Stadium earlier today. He took batting practice and resumed taking fielding practice. He was able to participate in the entire practice schedule without any significant issues.

Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2016

[UPDATE 7/2 @ 5:42pm]

Anderson is set to play in a Ni-gun rehab game on July 3.

Source: Daily Sports 7/2/2016

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SEI

[7/1/2016] Yusei Kikuchi might not return until after the All-Star break

The Seibu Lions originally thought Yusei Kikuchi (right side) would be able to return after skipping one of his starts, but they are worried about rushing him back too soon. There is a good chance Seibu will delay his return until after the All-Star break.

Kikuchi is able to play catch, but has not yet tossed a bullpen session since he was taken off the active roster on June 23.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2016, Sponichi 7/1/2016

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HAM

[7/1/2016] Sho Nakata returns to the starting line-up

Sho Nakata returned to the starting line-up tonight against the Softbank Hawks after missing the last few games with tightness in his lower back.

Nakata participated in pre-game workouts on June 28 and 29. He was available off the bench for both games, but did not see any playing time. He was able to rest on June 30 and was okay to play today. He made the starting line-up at first base and batted fourth. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2016

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SEI

[7/1/2016] Kazuki Miyata will miss about three months

Kazuki Miyata had ulnar nerve transposition surgery on his left elbow at a hospital in Tokyo on June 30. He will require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 7/1/2016

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HAN

[7/1/2016] Cody Satterwhite tosses shutout inning in Ni-gun game

Cody Satterwhite pitched in a Ni-gun game against Orix earlier today. He entered the game in the sixth inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He faced four hitters, gave up one hit and struck out two (1B9, Ks, Kl, F8).

Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/1/2016, Sanspo 7/2/2016

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ORI

[7/1/2016] Ni-gun manager So Taguchi misses game

Orix Ni-gun manager So Taguchi missed today’s game against Hanshin because he was not feeling well. Pitching Coach Shinji Shimoyama took over as temporary manager.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2016

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[7/1/2016] Softbank adds Shuta Ishikawa to seventy-man roster

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they added Ikusei player Shuta Ishikawa to their seventy-man roster. His new salary will be an estimated five million yen. His uniform number will change from 138 to 29.

Source: Softbank announcement, Nikkan Sports 7/1/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
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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