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[5/9/2016] Drew Naylor out with shoulder inflammation

Drew Naylor was taken off the active roster on May 8. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder on May 9.

Source: Daily Sports 5/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/9/2016

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YOM

[5/8/2016] Shuichi Murata leaves game after getting hit by a pitch

Shuichi Murata was hit by a pitch on the inner portion of his right elbow during his at bat in the seventh inning against Chunichi at Tokyo Dome on May 8 and was replaced by a pinch-runner. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2016

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YOK

[5/8/2016] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo slated to return to active roster on May 10

The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to activate Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (right oblique) on May 10, assuming there are no changes to his status until then.

Tsutsugo has already played in two rehab games at Ni-gun. He went 1-for-2 (HBP, HR one RBI, F5) against Seibu on May 7 and 0-for-1 (BB, BB, G1) against Seibu on May 8.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2016

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HAN

[5/8/2016] Tsuyoshi Nishioka takes batting practice at Naruohama

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left hamstring) took batting practice against Naoto Tsuru at the Naruohama facilities on May 7. He swung the bat twenty-three times and recorded eight could-be hits. He still appears to be favoring his leg when running.

Source: Sanspo 5/8/2016

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[5/8/2016] Hiroki Kuroda taken off active roster

Hiroki Kuroda was taken off the active roster today with a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck, he developed the condition when he was hit in the head by a line drive off Rusty Ryal’s bat in 2009) and pain in his right shoulder. The problem in his neck made him overcompensate and messed with his mechanics, which led to pain in his shoulder. There is a chance he might be able to return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Sponichi 5/8/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/8/2016

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[5/7/2016] Mamoru Kishida out with shoulder pain

Mamoru Kishida was taken off the active roster on May 7 with pain in his right shoulder. He will be examined at a hospital some time next week.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016

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[5/7/2016] Dayan Viciedo jacks two in one inning

Dayan Viciedo blasted two home runs in the second inning against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome earlier today — he led off the inning with a solo home run to left and eight hitters later, deposited the first pitch he saw into the seats in right for a three-run home run.

He is the nineteenth hitter in NPB history (tenth in Central League history) to hit two home runs in the same inning, first since Craig Brazell on August 26, 2009. Only one other player in franchise history has accomplished the feat: Yasunori Oshima on August 2, 1972 and August 9, 1977.

Source: Sponichi 5/7/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016

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[5/7/2016] Shinsaburo Tawata picks up second Ni-gun victory

Shinsaburo Tawata started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on May 6 and allowed a run on five hits and a walk over seven innings of work. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 105 pitches, struck out nine, and topped out at 148km/h.

Source: Sponichi 5/7/2016

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[5/7/2016] Luis Cruz could play in rehab game next week

Luis Cruz (left ankle) could play in his first rehab game some time next week. He might be able to make the Yakult series at Tokyo Dome that begins on May 13, depending on his progress.

Source: Sponichi 5/7/2016

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[5/7/2016] Jun Hasegawa made debut on May 6

Jun Hasegawa started Yomiuri’s game against Chunichi at Tokyo Dome on May 6. He became the sixth rookie pitcher selected during an Ikusei Draft to pitch in an Ichi-gun game, first since Kohei Mantani in 2014. He also became the first rookie pitcher selected during an Ikusei Draft to make his debut at Ichi-gun as a starter.

Source: Sponichi 5/7/2016

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