[3/6/2019] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on March 5 to determine punishments for the following cases:

College

Game Suspensions

東海大九州
Tokai Dai Kyushu
部員(未成年)の飲酒事件および暴力事件、パワーハラスメント
Underage drinking, violence, power harassment
2月13日から1か月
One month beginning on February 13

Suspensions

愛知学泉大の監督
Aichi Gakusen manager
監督の暴力、報告義務違反
Violence, report violation
2月12日から2か月
Two months beginning on February 12

High School

Game Suspensions

岩倉(東京)
Iwakura (Tokyo)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
1月30日から3か月
Three months beginning on January 30
門真西(大阪)
Kadoma Nishi (Osaka)
部員の賭け行為、部内での恐喝、暴力
Gambling, blackmailing, violence
2月13日から3か月
Three months beginning on February 13

Suspensions

津名(兵庫)の顧問
Tsuna (Hyogo) advisor
顧問の盗撮
Secret filming
1月29日から2年
Two years beginning on January 29
日本ウェルネス沖縄(沖縄)の監督
Nihon Wellness Okinawa (Okinawa) manager
監督の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
無期謹慎
Indefinite
島原農(長崎)の監督
Shimabara Nogyo (Nagasaki) manager
監督の部内暴力、報告義務違反
Violence, report violation
1月21日から2か月
Two months beginning on January 21
本巣松陽(岐阜)の監督
Motosu Shoyo (Gifu) manager
監督の部内暴力、暴言、報告義務違反
Violence, abusive language, report violation
18年10月20日から1年1か月
Thirteen months beginning on October 20, 2018
聖カタリナ(愛媛)の監督
St. Catalina (Ehime) manager
監督の部内暴力、暴言、報告義務違反
Violence, abusive language, report violation
1月10日から7か月
Seven months beginning on January 10
聖カタリナ(愛媛)の部長、コーチ
St. Catalina (Ehime) director, coach
部長、コーチの暴言、報告義務違反
Abusive language, report violation
1月10日から4か月
Four months beginning on January 10
開星(島根)の監督
Kaisei (Shimane) manager
監督の部内暴力、報告義務違反
Violence, report violation
2月7日から4か月
Four months beginning on February 7
猿投農林(愛知)の監督
Sanage Norin (Aichi) manager
監督の児童ポルノ法違反
Child pornography law violation
18年12月14日から2年
Two years beginning on December 14, 2018
B校(A県)の部長
Unnamed School director
部長のセクシャルハラスメント
Sexual harassment
2月7日から6か月
Six months beginning on February 7

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Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Jiji 3/5/2019

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[3/5/2019] New big screen at Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium unveiled their newest upgrade to the media on March 4. Two large screens (6.4 meters x 12.0 meters) on the scoreboard beyond the center field walls were replaced by one large screen (8.23 meters x 29.76 meters). A new imaging system was also installed to work with the larger screen. The new system will be tested during an exhibition game between the Hanshin Tigers and Nippon Ham Fighters on March 9 and should be fully functional for the home opener on April 9.

Source: Press Release 3/4/2019, Daily Sports 3/4/2019, Sports Hochi 3/4/2019, Sponichi 3/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/4/2019

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[3/4/2019] Kotaro Kiyomiya tweaks right wrist while fouling off pitch

Kotaro Kiyomiya hurt his right wrist while fouling a pitch off during his at bat in the ninth inning of an exhibition game against Yokohama at Sapporo Dome on March 3. He was pulled from the game as a precaution. Kiyomiya also hurt he same wrist last fall and had additional problems with it last month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2019, Sponichi 3/3/2019, Sponichi 3/4/2019, Daily Sports 3/3/2019, Daily Sports 3/4/2019, Sanspo 3/3/2019, Sanspo 3/4/2019

[UPDATE @ 10:37pm]

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Kiyomiya was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with a fracture in his right hamate bone. A timeline for his recovery has not yet been released. Surgery could be an option.

The NPB also announced that Kiyomiya will not participate in the Japan vs Mexico exhibition games later this month. No one will be taking his spot on the roster.

Source: Samurai Japan 3/4/2019, Nippon Ham 3/4/2019, Daily Sports 3/4/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/4/2019, Sanpo 3/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2019, Sponichi 3/4/2019

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 2:36pm]

According to the latest reports, Kiyomiya will have (or may have already had) surgery on his wrist today.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019

[UPDATE 3/6 @ 10:11am]

Kiyomiya had surgery on his wrist at a hospital in Tokyo on March 5. There were no complications. He will begin a rehab program at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya on March 12 and will most likely need about three weeks for a full recovery. 

Source: Daily Sports 3/5/2019, Daily Sports 3/5/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/6/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2019

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[3/2/2019] Yomiuri Giants add Koki Sakamoto to seventy-man roster

The Yomiuri Giants announced that they added Koki Sakamoto to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 006 to 58.

Source: Yomiuri 3/2/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/2/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2019, Sanspo 3/2/2019, Sponichi 3/2/2019, Daily Sports 3/2/2019

[UPDATE 3/4 @ 12:06am]

Sakamoto agreed to a contract worth an estimated 4.2 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2019, Sponichi 3/3/2019

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[3/2/2019] Kazuki Tanaka twists right ankle during Lamigo game in Taiwan

Kazuki Tanaka hurt his right ankle during an exhibition game against the Lamigo Monkeys (CPBL) on March 1. He was chasing after a ball in right during the sixth inning when he hurt his right ankle. He had difficulty walking and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. He was able to walk on his own when the team returned to their hotel after the game. The Rakuten Eagles are not too concerned. There is a good chance he will not be able to participate in the upcoming Samurai Japan series against Mexico (March 9, 10).

Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2019, Daily Sports 3/2/2019, Sports Hochi 3/1/2019, Sponichi 3/1/2019, Sponichi 3/1/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2019

[UPDATE @ 10:42pm]

The NPB announced that Orix’s Koji Oshiro will replace Tanaka on the Samurai Japan roster.

Source: Samurai Japan 3/4/2019, Sponichi 3/4/2019, Sports Hochi 3/4/2019, Daily Sports 3/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2019

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[2/28/2019] 91st Spring Koshien Practice Schedule

March 18 (start at 14:00, thirty minutes each)

Prefecture School JPN School ENG
Wakayama 智弁和歌山 Chiben Wakayama
Osaka 履正社 Riseisha
Hyogo 明石商 Akashi Shogyo
Wakayama 市和歌山 Shiritsu Wakayama
Aomori 八戸学院光星 Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei

March 19 (start at 9:00, thirty minutes each)

Prefecture School JPN School ENG
Hiroshima 広陵 Koryo
Ehime 松山聖陵 Matsuyama Seiryo
Kumamoto 熊本西 Kumamoto Nishi
Kyoto 福知山成美 Fukuchiyama Seibi
Oita 明豊 Meiho
Kanagawa 桐蔭学園 Toin Gakuen
Tokushima 富岡西 Tomioka Nishi
Hokkaido 札幌大谷 Sapporo Otani
Yamanashi 山梨学院 Yamanashi Gakuin
Saitama 春日部共栄 Kasukabe Kyoei
Hiroshima Kure
Hokkaido 札幌第一 Sapporo Daiichi
Tottori 米子東 Yonago Higashi
Ibaraki 石岡一 Ishioka Daiichi
Chiba 習志野 Narashino

March 20 (start at 9:00, thirty minutes each)

Prefecture School JPN School ENG
Aichi 東邦 Toho
Ishikawa 星稜 Seiryo
Mie 津田学園 Tsuda Gakuen
Miyazaki 日章学園 Nissho Gakuen
Kagawa  高松商 Takamatsu Shogyo
Kyoto 龍谷大平安 Ryukoku Dai Heian
Fukui 啓新 Keishin
Tokyo 国士舘 Kokushikan
Kanagawa 横浜 Yokohama
Oita 大分 Oita
Fukuoka 筑陽学園 Chikuyo Gakuen
Iwate 盛岡大付 Morioka DaiFu

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2019

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[2/25/2019] Daiki Enokida returns to Tokyo with shoulder tightness

The Seibu Lions announced that Daiki Enokida returned to Tokyo to continue his workouts at Seibu 2 Stadium. The reason for the move, according to media reports, is likely because Enokida has some tightness in his left shoulder.

Source: Seibu 2/25/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/25/2019, Sponichi 2/25/2019

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HIR

[2/25/2019] Ko Shimozuru tweaks leg while running bases

Ko Shimozuru hurt his left leg while running the bases during the sixth inning of a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 23. He was taken to a hospital in Okinawa for tests and diagnosed with some inflammation in his left hamstring.

Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2019, Sanspo 2/23/2019, Sports Hochi 2/23/2019

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RAK

[2/22/2019] Rakuten Eagles reach Ikusei agreement with Luis Jimenez

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they reached an agreement to sign thirty-one-year-old Luis Jimenez to an Ikusei contract. They also gave him the uniform number 124.

Source: Rakuten 2/22/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2019, Sports Hochi 2/22/2019, Sponichi 2/22/2019, Sanspo 2/22/2019, Daily Sports 2/22/2019

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CHU

[2/22/2019] Chunichi Dragons sign Sandy Brito to Ikusei contract

The Chunichi Dragons announced that they signed Sandy Brito to an Ikusei contract (one year at an estimated five million yen). He was assigned the uniform number 201.

Source: Chunichi 2/22/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2019, Sports Hochi 2/22/2019, Sponichi 2/22/2019, Daily Sports 2/22/2019, Sanspo 2/22/2019

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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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