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Hanshin’s Yoshio Itoi has surgery on left ankle

The Hanshin Tigers announced that Yoshio Itoi was discharged from a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday (October 9) after having surgery to clean and reinforce his left ankle. Itoi hurt the ankle when he attempted to steal second during a game against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome on August 9. He was taken off the active roster the following day and had been rehabbing the ankle at the Naruohama facilities with the hopes of making a return without surgery.

Source: Hanshin 10/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2019, Sponichi 10/10/2019, ZakZak 10/10/2019

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Seiya Kinami (Hanshin Tigers): Did You Know

Milestones

2019

March 22 – exhibition game against Orix at Kyocera Dome – Kinami notched his eighteenth exhibition game hit and set a new Hanshin Tigers rookie record. He picked up another hit in the third inning and pushed his multi-hit total to five.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/22/2019

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[3/8/2019] Yoshio Itoi slowed by leg inflammation

Yoshio Itoi tweaked his legs when he slipped during fielding practice on March 5. Hanshin Head Coach Masaji Shimizu told reporters on March 7 that doctors found some inflammation in the veteran’s legs. Shimizu also said the injury was not serious and that doctors gave Itoi the green light to move around.

Itoi was originally slated to play in his first exhibition game on March 12, but might not see his first game until around March 16.

Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2019

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Koki Moriya (Hanshin Tigers): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 17 – Moriya’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy, on February 13.

Source: Sanspo 2/17/2019

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[1/31/2019] Hanshin Tigers 2019 Uru-Tora Yellow Uniforms

The Hanshin Tigers unveiled their 2019 Uru-Tora Yellow Uniforms on January 31. The base color for the uniform is Hanshin yellow with added flames, taken from the Uru-Tora logo and symbolizing the fighting spirit of the players and the excitement of the fans.

Schedule

  • Initial Unveiling Series
    • April 30 – May 2 vs Hiroshima
  • Uru-Tora Summer 2019 (fans will receive a free original jersey)
    • July 23 – 25 vs Yokohama
    • July 30 – August 1 vs Chunichi

Source: Hanshin 1/31/2019, Daily Sports 1/31/2019, Sponichi 1/31/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2019

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[1/24/2019] Fumihito Haraguchi diagnosed with colon cancer

Fumihito Haraguchi posted a letter over Twitter announcing that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He is planning to have surgery to treat the condition in the very near future and his goal is to make it back to the playing field as soon as possible.

Source: Twitter, Hanshin 1/24/2019, Sponichi 1/24/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/24/2019, Tokyo Sports 1/24/2019, Daily Sports 1/24/2019

[UPDATE 2/1 @ 12:05am]

Haraguchi told fans over Twitter that went under the knife without any issues and was making good progress.

Source: Twitter, Daily Sports 1/31/2019, Sponichi 1/31/2019

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Masaki Tanigawa (Hanshin): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 12 – Tanigawa (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Fukuoka on January 11.

Source: Hanshin 1/12/2019, Sponichi 1/12/2019, Sanspo 1/12/2019

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Hanshin Tigers: 2019 Spring Camp

Ichi-gun

  • February 1 (Fri) – 27 (Wed)
  • Days Off: February 4 (Mon), 8 (Fri), 13 (Wed), 18 (Mon), 22 (Fri)
  • Venue: Kariyushi Hotels Ballpark Ginoza

Games

  • 02/14 vs Rakuten at Ginoza – 13:00
  • 02/17 vs Nippon Ham at Ginoza – 13:00
  • 02/19 vs KIA (KBO) at Ginoza – 13:00
  • 02/21 vs Hiroshima at Ginoza – 13:00

Ni-gun

  • February 1 (Fri) – 27 (Wed)
  • Days Off: February 4 (Mon), 8 (Fri), 13 (Wed), 18 (Mon), 22 (Fri)
  • Venue: Aki Tigers Stadium

Games

  • 02/11 vs TBA at Aki – 12:30
  • 02/16 vs Seibu at Aki – 12:30
  • 02/23 vs TBA at Aki – 12:30
  • 02/24 vs Hanwha (KBO) at Aki – 12:30
  • 02/26 vs Kochi (IND) at Aki – 12:30

Source: Hanshin 1/8/2019, Hanshin 1/18/2019

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[12/28/2018] Hanshin Tigers add Jefry Marte

The Hanshin Tigers announced that they added twenty-seven-year-old Jefry Marte to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 31. According to media reports, Marte agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated one million US dollars.

The media also learned that the team official sent to the Dominican Republic to finalize Marte’s contract was assisted by former Tiger Mauro Gomez.

Source: Hanshin 12/28/2018, Hanshin 12/28/2018, Daily Sports 12/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/28/2018, Sports Hochi 12/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/28/2018, Sanspo 12/28/2018

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[12/20/2018] Daichi Takeyasu heading to Orix as FA compensation package

The Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers announced that the Buffaloes selected twenty-four-year-old Daichi Takeyasu as part of their free agent compensation package for Yuki Nishi. The Tigers released the following comment from Takeyasu.

I’m surprised by this sudden development. The Tigers selected me in the draft even though I was hurt, so it pains me to leave like this, but I will refocus my efforts as a member of Orix and will do my best to become a pitcher that can make Orix fans happy.

Source: Orix 12/20/2018, Hanshin 12/20/2018

[UPDATE 12/27 @ 10:29pm]

The Buffaloes announced that Takeyasu was assigned the uniform number 21.

Source: Orix 12/26/2018

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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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