RAK

[2/8/2019] Takero Okaijma to have shoulder surgery

Takero Okaijma is planning to have surgery on his left shoulder some time earlier next week. He will most likely require about six months for a full recovery.

Okajima was examined at a hospital in Chiba on February 6 and joined Ni-gun camp in Kumejima on February 8. He has had problems with his shoulder since he dislocated it during a game against Orix on July 23, 2017.

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2019

[UPDATE 2/13 @ 10:46am]

Okajima went under the knife at a hospital in Chiba on February 12. The procedure lasted about two hours and was complete in the morning. He will most likely require over six months for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 2/13/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2019, Sponichi 2/13/2019, Daily Sports 2/13/2019. (added additional sources on 2/14 @ 1:17am)

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CHU

[2/8/2019] Michihiro Ogasawara suffers orbital floor fracture

Chunichi Dragons’ Ni-gun Manager Michihiro Ogasawara struck his face when he fell from his bed at his hotel room on February 7. He was taken to a hospital in Okinawa for tests after attending a pre-practice meeting. The Chunichi Dragons announced today that Ogasawara was diagnosed with a right orbital floor fracture. He did not suffer any other damages and is expected to resume his managerial duties on February 9.

Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2019, Sports Hochi 2/8/2019, Sponichi 2/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2019

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ORI

[2/5/2019] Orix Buffaloes to add Yoshihisa Naruse to roster

The Orix Buffaloes announced that they are going to add the thirty-three-year-old Yoshihisa Naruse to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 46. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a salary worth an estimated fifteen million yen plus incentives.

Naruse pitched in a practice scrimmage on February 4. He faced six batters, threw twenty-five pitches, gave up two could-be hits, and struck out one (K, 1B8, G6, F6, 1B8, F9). He topped out at 135km/h.

Source: Orix 2/4/2019, Sponichi 2/5/2019, Sports Hochi 2/5/2019, Daily Sports 2/5/2019, Daily Sports 2/4/2019, Sanspo 2/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2019

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RAK

[2/3/2019] Rakuten Eagles to give Luis Jimenez a look during spring camp

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they are going to take a look at thirty-one-year-old Luis Jimenez during Kumejima spring camp. He joined Ni-gun camp on February 3 and will move to Ichi-gun for two days beginning on February 7. The Eagles see Jimenez as insurance for Zelous Wheeler and Jabari Blash.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019, Sports Hochi 2/3/2019

[UPDATE 2/8 @ 11:36pm]

Jimenez’s tryout ended today. The Eagles are interested but still want more time to evaluate his talent and could offer him an Ikusei contract to start.

Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2019, Sports Hochi 2/8/2019, Sponichi 2/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2019

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ORI

[2/3/2019] Yuta Kuroki diagnosed with elbow inflammation

Yuta Kuroki was taken to a hospital in Miyazaki after complaining of discomfort in his right elbow. An MRI revealed some ligament inflammation on the medial side of the elbow. His arm will be shut down as he begins a rehab program.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019

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HIR

[2/3/2019] Shosei Nakamura diagnosed with stress fracture in rib

Shosei Nakamura was examined at a hospital after developing pain in the right side of his back during batting practice. The Hiroshima Carp announced today that he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the first rib on his right side. He will be reassigned to San-gun for rehab and treatment.

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019

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ORI

[2/3/2019] Shuto Takajo out with calf strain

Shuto Takajo developed tightness in his left calf during the first day of spring camp on February 1. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 2 and diagnosed with a grade 1 strain in his left gastrocnemius muscle.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2019, Daily Sports 2/2/2019

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[2/2/2019] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on February 1 to determine punishments for the following cases:

College

Game Suspensions

岐阜経大
Gifu Keizai University
未成年部員の飲酒
Underage drinking
昨年12月12日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 12, 2018

Suspensions

愛知産大のコーチ
Aichi Sangyo University
暴力や暴言
Violence and abusive language
昨年12月9日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 9, 2018

High School

Game Suspensions

名古屋工(愛知)
Nagoya Kogyo (Aichi)
部員の窃盗
Stealing
昨年12月10日から1カ月
One month beginning on December 10, 2018
校名非公表
Unnamed school
部員の盗撮
Secret filming
昨年11月27日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 27, 2018
高岡商(富山)
Takaoka Shogyo (Toyama)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
昨年12月16日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 16, 2018
校名非公表
Unnamed school
部員の盗撮
Secret filming
1月30日から1カ月
One month beginning on January 30

Suspensions

帝京五(愛媛)の監督
Teikyo Dai-Go (Ehime) manager
部内外の暴力など
Violence (internal/external)
昨年12月19日から4カ月
Four months beginning on December 19, 2018
宮崎県の審判員2人
Miyazaki Umpires (two)
プロアマ規定違反
Violation of Pro/Amateur Regulations
無期
Indefinite
白子(三重)の監督
Shiroko (Mie) manager
部内暴力や暴言など
Violence (internal) and abusive language
昨年12月20日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 20, 2018
白子(三重)の部長
Shiroko (Mie) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
昨年12月20日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 20, 2018
春日部共栄(埼玉)の監督
Kasukabe Kyoei (Saitama) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
1月12日から4カ月
Four months beginning on January 12
松山聖陵(愛媛)の監督
Matsuyama Seiryo (Ehime) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
1月26日から2カ月
Two months beginning on January 26
龍谷大平安(京都)の顧問
Ryukoku Dai Heian (Kyoto) advisor
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
昨年12月14日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 14, 2018

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Source: Jiji 2/1/2019

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SOF

[2/2/2019] YafuOku Dome capacity increases to 40,178

The Softbank Hawks announced that seating capacity at YafuOku Dome increased to 40,178 (up from 38,530). The increase is due to the addition of 1,594 outfield seats and 54 Yamaya Mentaiko Box seats. YafuOku Dome will be the fourth NPB stadium with over 40,000 seats.

40,000+ NPB Stadiums

  1. Koshien Stadium – 47,508
  2. Tokyo Dome – 45,600
  3. Sapporo Dome – 42,270
  4. YafuOku Dome – 40,178

(list according to Daily Sports)

Source: Softbank 1/31/2019, Daily Sports 1/31/2019

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LOT

[2/2/2019] Yudai Fujioka has inflammation in right knee

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that Yudai Fujioka was diagnosed with inflammation in his right popliteus muscle. He is expected to resume regular workouts during the second block of spring camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2019

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