Nakamura, Yuhei 中村 悠平 (なかむら・ゆうへい)
Yakult Swallows | #52 | C
Born: 06/16/1990 (age 29)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 83kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Fukui
Draft: 2008, 3rd Round
History: 福井商高(甲)

[6/12/2018] Yuhei Nakamura takes HBP off head

Yuhei Nakamura took a pitch off his head during his at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Seibu Lions earlier today.

Seibu starter Fabio Castillo threw a pitch that struck Nakamura on the left side of the head. Nakamura had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Castillo was tossed from the game for throwing a dangerous pitch.

Nakamura was taken to a hospital in Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered.

Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2018, Sponichi 6/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2018

[UPDATE 6/14 @ 10:46am]

Castillo met Nakamura during pre-game practices on June 13 to apologize for his errant pitch.

Source: Sponichi 6/13/2018, Sponichi 6/13/2018


[6/14/2017] Yuhei Nakamura takes foul tip off right knee

Yuhei Nakamura took a foul tip off his right knee during last night’s game against the Rakuten Eagles. The incident took place in the top of the eighth inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom-half of the inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017

[UPDATE 6/15 @ 1:08am]

Nakamura was examined (MRI) at a hospital in Tokyo on June 14 and was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right femur. He might also have a fracture in his right patella. He will be taken off the active roster on June 15.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2017, Sanspo 6/15/2017

[UPDATE 6/16 @ 12:37am]

Nakamura was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on June 15. No abnormalities were discovered in his right patella.

Source: Sanspo 6/15/2017

[UPDATE 6/30 @ 11:59am]

Nakamura is slated to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on July 1 (vs Yomiuri at Giants Stadium). Assuming no major issues, he could return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series at Nagoya Dome that begins on July 4.

Source: Sanspo 6/30/2017

[UPDATE 7/1 @ 11:00pm]

Nakamura got the start at catcher and batted sixth against Ni-gun Yomiuri today. He was his first game since June 13. He went 1-for-2: fouled out to first in the second inning, singled to center in the fifth inning and replaced by a pinch-runner. He threw out Luis Cruz trying to steal second in the second inning.

Source: Sanspo 7/1/2017


[3/25/2017] Yuhei Nakamura misses exhibition game against Nippon Ham

Yuhei Nakamura missed today’s exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Sapporo Dome because he was not feeling well.

Source: Sanspo 3/25/2017


[7/19/2016] Yuhei Nakamura leaves games with dizziness

Yuhei Nakamura left last night’s (July 19) game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Jingu Stadium after four innings because of dizziness. Nakamura was a little shaken up after he took a foul ball off his chin while playing defense in the first inning. He remained in the game because he felt alright at the time. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016