Kyle Davies complained of back pains this morning and was later taken off the active roster. He was scratched from his start against Hiroshima on April 6.
Source: Daily Sports 4/5/2016
[UPDATE 4/6 @ 3:59am]
Tetsuya Terada is scheduled to get Davies start on April 6.
Source: Sanspo 4/5/20160 Comments
Seigi Tanaka – Soka University
Tanaka recorded a complete game victory against Kyorin University on April 5. He threw 109 pitches, allowed four hits, gave up three runs (two earned), and struck out twelve. He topped out at 151km/h. His scoreless inning streak ended at fifty-six.
Scouts from all twelve NPB teams were spotted at the game.0 Comments
Shinnosuke Abe visited Tokyo Dome before the Ichi-gun’s team against Hanshin on April 5. He was most likely there to give coaches an update on his condition. When reporters tried to speak to him, he invited them to watch his workouts at the Ni-gun facilities. There is currently no timeline on his return.
Source: Tokyo Sports 4/5/20160 Comments
Third round draft pick Kakeru Narita made his Ni-gun debut on April 5. He started a game against the Futures and gave up a run on two hits over three innings.
Source: Chunichi Sports 4/5/20160 Comments
Ryosuke Hirata has had problems with his left hip since the end of March. He was taken off the active roster on April 5. He is in pain and has trouble walking. He will spend the next few days resting.
Source: Chunichi Sports 4/5/2016
[UPDATE @ 10:18pm]
Hirata had difficult walking due to pain on April 4. He felt better this morning and believed he could play through the pain, but when he actually started moving around on the field during practices, he realized the pain was too much.
Hirata had similar problems last May and missed ten games. He was told it was groin pain syndrome.
Source: Tokyo Spots 4/5/20160 Comments
Hitoki Iwase and Kazuki Yoshimi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Nagoya Dome on April 4.
Iwase is looking to make his first Ichi-gun appearance since August 6, 2014. He told reporters he felt good and was able to throw. He could be added to the active roster on April 5.
Yoshimi had surgery on his right elbow in October last year. He told head coach Shigekazu Mori that he was ready to play. He could start an Ichi-gun game at Nagoya Dome on either April 9 or 10 (both games against the Giants).0 Comments
Softbank Ni-gun manager Yoshio Mizukami was ejected from a game against Orix on April 2 for arguing with an umpire. The NPB commissioner issued Mizukami a stern warning and a 50,000 yen fine.0 Comments
Ayumu Ishikawa slept on his neck wrong and was scratched from his start on April 5. Kota Futaki, who was scheduled to pitch on April 6, will be shifted up a day. If Ishikawa is feeling better, he could get the start on April 6.
Source: Daily Sports 4/4/2016
[UPDATE 4/5 @ 6:58pm]
Ishikawa is expected to be taken off the active roster because Lotte is planning to skip him once in the rotation. He participated in workouts at YafuOku Dome on the same day, but kept things light.
[UPDATE 4/6 @ 3:53am]
Ishikawa has slept on his neck wrong before, but the pain has never been as bad. He has difficultly turning his head to the left.
Kuan-Yu Chen will be called up to make the start on April 6.0 Comments
Takumi Akiyama was removed from a Rakuten game on March 3 after he developed a cramp in his left hamstring while running the bases in the eighth inning.
Source: Sanspo 4/4/2016
[UPDATE 4/6 @ 2:30pm]
Akiyama did not play in the Nippon Ham game on April 5 because of tightness in his left hamstring.
Source: Sanspo 4/6/20160 Comments
Hirokazu Sawamura recorded three wins in four days (March 31 against Yokohama, April 1 and April 3 against Hiroshima. The last Yomiuri pitcher to accomplish the feat was Makoto Kurata in 1975 (May 5 against Chunichi and May 7-8 against Yakult).
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/4/20160 Comments