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[3/31/2016] Shinsaburo Tawata tosses batting practice

Shinsaburo Tawata is working his way back from a right shoulder injury he suffered in May 2015. He tossed batting practice at Seibu 2 Stadium on March 31. He threw forty-five pitches to Hotaka Yamakawa and Nien Ting Wu at about sixty percent. It was the first time he faced live hitters in about a year.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/31/2016, Sanspo 4/1/2016

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HAN

[3/31/2016] Messenger’s first outing at Jingu since 2014

Randy Messenger started the Yakult game at Jingu Stadium on March 31. It was his first appearance at the stadium since August 5, 2014.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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YAK HAN

[3/31/2016] Scoring change: HAN vs YAK, March 29, 2016

The NPB announced a scoring change on March 31.

Hanshin vs Yakult on March 29

  • Tsuyoshi Ueda was credited with an infield hit in the bottom of the 6th.
  • Takashi Toritani was given an error.

Source: official announcement 3/31/2016

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RAK

[3/31/2016] Hiroshi Katayama to return to pitching

Hiroshi Katayama attempted a conversion to infielder in February 2015. The Eagles announced today that he will go back to pitching. Katayama decided to go back to pitcher because his left elbow is feeling better.

Source: official announcement 3/31/2016Sports Hochi 3/31/2016

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YAK

[3/31/2016] Obiki taken off active roster with lower back pain

Keiji Obiki was taken off the active roster on March 31 with lower back pain. He may have tweaked his back while running the bases in the fourth inning of a game against Hanshin on March 30.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016, Sanspo 4/1/2016

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YAK

[3/31/2016] Takeaki Tokuyama out with the flu

Takeaki Tokuyama was examined at a hospital on March 31 and diagnosed with influenza A.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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RAK

[3/31/2016] Yoshitaka Muto tosses shutout inning in rehab game

Yoshitaka Muto had surgery to clean out his right elbow in October 2015. He pitched in his first rehab game on March 30. He tossed a shutout inning in relief and topped out at 144km/h. He needed only seven pitches for the inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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HAM

[3/31/2016] Shohei Otani homers in his second straight game

Shohei Otani homered in his second straight game on March 30.

Home runs in consecutive games:

  • July 10 and 14 in 2013
  • June 29 and July 5 in 2014
  • August 28 and 29 in 2014
  • March 29 and 30 in 2015

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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RAK

Injury Notes for Manabu Mima

Manabu Mima had surgery on his right elbow for the fourth (or fifth) time in his career last September. He had the elbow cleaned.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016, Sponichi 3/31/2016

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RAK

[3/31/2016] Manabu Mina tosses ninety-six pitches in shutout

Manabu Mina recorded a complete game shutout victory against the Chiba Lotte Marines on March 30. It was his first shutout during a regular season game. At ninety-six pitches, it was the fewest numbers of pitches for a shutout in franchise history. The previous record of ninety-eight was set by Hiromichi Fujiwara on August 5, 2009 against Orix.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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