CHU

[5/6/2016] Yudai Ono tosses a bullpen session

Yudai Ono (left elbow) tossed a bullpen session at Nagoya Stadium today. He threw about seventy pitches to a standing catcher. If there are no setbacks, he could toss some batting practice next week. His goal is to try and make it back to the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Sanspo 5/6/2016

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HIR

[5/6/2016] Hector Luna could play in rehab game next week

Hector Luna (right hamstring) resumed worked with cleats at the Ono training facilities on May 6. His day included running dashes and batting practices. He told reporters his leg felt great and that he was at ninety to ninety-five percent. He could play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun some time next week.

Source: Daily Sports 5/6/2016

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SEI

[5/6/2016] Seibu Lions promote Shinji Mori to Ichi-gun coaching staff

The Seibu Lions announced a couple of coaching staff changes today.

  • Shinji Mori – Ni-gun pitching coach/Ikusei coach > Ichi-gun pitching coach
  • Chikara Onodera – Ni-gun farm secretary (manager) > Ni-gun pitching coach/Ikusei coach, assigned uniform number 81

Source: Seibu announcement

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RAK

[5/6/2016] Rakuten Eagles to part ways with Jonny Gomes

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they received and accepted a request to be released from Jonny Gomes. The Eagles filed paperwork to place Gomes on waivers.

The following comment from Gomes was also posted:

To all Eagles’ fans

I wanted to express how lucky I felt for the chance to play in front of the best fans. The energy and passion I felt from everyone at the ballpark gave me strength and provided a positive playing environment. Even though my season ended quickly, I am very grateful. I hope our paths will cross again in the future. Thank you very much.

Source: Rakuten announcement

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LOT

[5/5/2016] Shogo Nakamura fine after getting hit in head

Shogo Nakamura was hit by a pitch in the head during his at bat in the seventh inning (attempting to bunt, left side of the head) against the Rakuten Eagles earlier today. He remained in the game and finished the day with four hits: single to left, walk and a stolen base, single to right, HBP, single to left and a stolen base, and home run to left.

Nakamura was taken to a hospital in Sendai after the game for tests. No abnormalities were discovered. He was diagnosed with a bruise on the left side of his head.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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CHU

[5/5/2016] Ryosuke Oguma pulled after taking ball off wrist

Ryosuke Oguma was pulled from his start against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome after he took a batted ball off his right wrist while pitching to Fumihito Haraguchi in the fourth inning.

The ball Haraguchi hit appeared to be headed for Oguma’s head. The pitcher took cover by raising both arms toward his face.

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

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HAM

[5/5/2016] Keisuke Tanimoto takes batted ball off knee

Keisuke Tanimoto left yesterday’s (May 4) game against Softbank at Sapporo Dome after he took a batted ball off his right knee while pitching to Seiichi Uchikawa in the eighth inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2016

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RAK

[5/5/2016] Louis Okoye set to play in rehab game on May 6

Louis Okoye (right elbow) is currently working out in Sendai. He got about a week off from games and is now slated to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 6 against Lotte at QVC Marine.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/5/2016

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YOM

[5/5/2016] Miles Mikolas tosses bullpen session

Miles Mikolas (right shoulder) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on May 4. It was his first session since February. He threw twenty pitches to a squatting catcher. He is hoping to pitch in his first rehab game before the end of the month. If things goes smoothly, he could make the active roster in early June.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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HAM

[5/5/2016] Yuki Saito added to the active roster

The Nippon Ham Fighters added Yuki Saito to the active roster today. Hideki Kuriyama is planning to use Saito as a long reliever with a chance to move into the starting rotation if he pitches well.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

2016 Stats

G GS CG ShO W L Sv HD HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
7 5 1 0 2 3 0 .400 34.0 132 32 1 7 0 27 2 0 17 15 3.97 1.85 7.15 1.15
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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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