Mizuki Hori started a game against the Futures at Kamagaya earlier today. He tossed three shutout innings and did not allow any hits. He struck out three and topped out at 143km/h. This was the first start of his professional career.
Source: Daily Sports 4/16/20170 Comments
Yuya Yanagi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on April 15. He faced ten hitters (about two innings), threw fifty-one pitches, allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out three.
Yanagi was sidelined for a bit when he developed tightness in his right elbow after starting an exhibition game against Nippon Ham on March 2. He worked his way back and threw a professional high 130 pitches during a bullpen session on April 1. Assuming no issues, he could make an appearance during a three-game series against Ni-gun Hiroshima that begins on April 21.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/20170 Comments
April 14 at Kita Kobe Country Sports Park Baseball Field – 18:30
WP: Mizuki Bando (2 G, 1-0)
Sv: Ayami Sato (3 G, 2-0, 1 Sv)
LP: Haruke Ebi (3 G, 0-3)
Game Time: 1h39m
April 15 at Awaji Sano Daiichi Baseball Stadium – 13:00
Game Time: 2h46m
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The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Shimpei Shinohara to their seventy-man roster. His uniform will change from 001 to 92. The twenty-six-year-old’s new contract will be worth an estimated 4.2 million yen. He will most likely be used in relief.0 Comments
Shintaro Fujinami developed a fever and was taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya where he was diagnosed with influenza A. He was taken off the active roster.
Hayata Ito was called up to take Fujinami’s spot on the active roster.
[UPDATE 4/18 @ 5:45pm]
Pitching coach Isao Koda told reporters on April 17 that he heard Fujinami’s fever was lower than the day before. The pitcher will continue to rest at home until he is feeling better.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2017
[UPDATE 4/19 @ 9:55pm]
Fujinami is scheduled to resume practices at the Naruohama facilities on April 20.
Source: Sanspo 4/19/2017
[UPDATE 4/20 @ 9:58pm]
Fujinami resumed practices today. He played some catch and did some running in the morning. He participated in fielding practices in the afternoon.
Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2017
[UPDATE 4/22 @ 4:08pm]
Fujinami worked out at Naruohama on April 22. He threw forty-eight pitches in the bullpen. He told reporters it was a normal session and that he felt fine.0 Comments
Takumi Kuriyama was at a hospital in Tokyo during pre-game practices today. He was diagnosed with mild inflammation in his right calf. He developed tightness in the calf during yesterday’s game. The Seibu Lions will re-evaluate his condition after a day or two.0 Comments
Munenori Kawasaki got the start in left and batted lead-off against the Ni-gun Hiroshima Carp on April 14. He went 2-for-3 with three RBI: he recorded an RBI triple to right-center in the third inning and a two-run double to right in the fifth inning. He is now 7-for-14 in five Ni-gun games.
Source: Sponichi 4/14/20170 Comments
Takayuki Kajitani did not play in tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows because of tightness in his right hamstring. Kajitani told reporters he was concerned about the possibility of a more serious injury. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Tokyo Sports 4/15/2017One Comment
Shota Takeda was taken off the active roster on April 14 with discomfort in his right shoulder. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with inflammation. His arm will be shut down for the time being.
[UPDATE 4/15 @ 10:54pm]
Takeda could be out for over a month. His right arm will be shut down for a week to ten days. After that, he will resume playing catch, then move on to pitching practices, then finally Ni-gun rehab games.0 Comments
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was pulled from tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Yokohama Stadium after he felt discomfort in his right hamstring. He was about to take his spot in left in the ninth inning, but returned to the dugout instead.
Alex Ramirez told reporters after the game that Tsutsugo developed a cramp in his leg and should be fine tomorrow.0 Comments