Yusuke Nomura left tonight’s (May 23) game against the Yakult Swallows at Mazda Stadium after three innings because of tightness in his lower back. The Hiroshima Carp will wait to see how he is feeling on May 24 to decide whether or not to take him off the active roster.
[UPDATE 5/24 @ 9:36pm]
Nomura was taken off the active roster today. He was examined by a team doctor at the stadium after he was pulled from last night’s game. He will be re-examined at a hospital. He was reassigned to the San-gun rehab group.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Kyo Okunami was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in injuries while driving with a suspended license (thirty-day suspension due to speeding). The Buffaloes are taking his actions very seriously and have already given him an indefinite suspension (no practices, dormitory confinement, dormitory service work).
The accident took place at around 19:30 on May 22. Okunami was on his way to a nearby convenient store when he attempted a left turn and crashed into a two-person motorcycle. A man and woman riding the motorcycle were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. They did not require a hospital stay.
Added additional information on 5/24/2017 @ 5:37pm.0 Comments
Thirty-one-year-old Kenji Akashi earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced today that they signed ZTE Japan to a team sponsor contract. Beginning today and running through until the end of the 2017 season, the ZTE logo will appear on Softbank practice uniforms (on the back of the uniform top, above the number).0 Comments
The Committee to Improve Samurai Japan held a meeting in Tokyo on May 22 and confirmed that the term for the next Samurai Japan manager will end with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Depending on the outcome of the Olympics, the manager might be asked to stay on until the end of the 2021 World Baseball Classic.
The Samurai Japan top team could head overseas in 2018 to play “road” exhibition games in preparation for the Premier 12 in 2019, the Olympics in 2020, and the World Baseball Classic in 2021. Europe and the United States are possibilities.
Source: Sponichi 5/23/20170 Comments
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Tetsuya Yamaguchi was taken off the active roster on May 22. While no specific announcement was made, he was likely removed due to an injury of some sort. The only thing Yoshinobu Takahashi told reporters was that it would be impossible for Yamaguchi to pitch for at least ten days.0 Comments
Tsuyoshi Wada had surgery to remove loose cartilage in his left elbow at a hospital in Kanagawa earlier today. He might need about three months for a full recovery.
Forty-year-old Kosuke Fukudome re-earned his free agent option today. He earned and exercised his first option in 2007.
Source: Daily Sports 5/22/20170 Comments
May 17 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 18:30
WP: Ayami Sato (6 G, 4-0, 1 Sv)
LP: Ayaka Nagao (9 G, 0-2, 1 Sv)
Game Time: 2h11m
May 20 at Koshigaya Stadium – 13:00
WP: Rina Taniyama (8 G, 2-0)
Sv: Mai Yamazaki (8 G, 0-1, 1 Sv)
LP: Yuki Izumi (6 G, 3-1, 1 Sv)
Game Time: 2h17m
May 21 at Koshigaya Stadium – 13:00
WP: Meguna Furuya (6 G, 2-2, 1 Sv)
Sv: Ayami Sato (7 G, 4-0, 2 Sv)
LP: Mai Yamazaki (9 G, 0-2, 1 Sv)
Game Time: 2h8m