Naylor, Drew ネイラー (ねいらー)
Born: 05/30/1986 (age 32)
Height: 196cm
Weight: 105kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
Hometown: Australia
History: アングリキャン・チャーチ・グラマー高-豪州・ブリスベン-四国ILplus・香川
Roster Changes: added 03/26/2016, removed 05/07/2016

[9/10/2016] Injury Updates: Drew Naylor, Ricardo Nanita

The media learned on September 10 that Drew Naylor is again having problems with his right shoulder. The pain returned after his last appearance on September 3 against Ni-gun Orix. He is not expected to pitch in any more games this season.

Naylor would like to return to Chunichi next year. He is also looking forward to the possibility of playing for Australia during the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2016

Ricardo Nanita (left elbow) may not be able to make it back to the active roster before the end of the season. He is still unable to swing the bat or throw the ball at full strength. He was hoping to play in his first rehab game on September 9, but will now most likely have to wait until the last series of the Ni-gun season on September 20. Assuming no problems, he might be able to make it back to the active roster in time for the last two home games of the season on September 24 and 25 (against Hanshin).

Nanita would also like to return to Chunichi next year.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2016


[8/26/2016] Drew Naylor pitches three innings in Ni-gun start

Drew Naylor (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Softbank at Nagoya Dome today. He gave up two runs on four hits over three innings of work and struck out five. The two runs scored on a two-out, two-run homer by Barbaro Canizares in the first inning. He told reporters he had some difficulty settling down in the first inning, but was otherwise satisfied with the outing because he was able to throw all his pitches for strikes. He felt particularly good about his curveball.

Naylor will most likely pitch in one more Ni-gun game, possibly about eighty pitches during a three-game series against Orix that begins on September 2. If he is fine after that, he could return to the active roster in time for a two-game Yokohama series that begins on September 10.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/26/2016


[8/16/2016] Drew Naylor tosses batting practice

Drew Naylor (right shoulder) tossed batting practice at Nagoya Stadium on August 16. He mixed in all his pitches and was able to throw them for strikes. He might be ready to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on either August 19 or 20. He is hoping to make it back to the active roster next month.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2016


[6/22/2016] Drew Naylor will be shut down for a week or two

Drew Naylor (right shoulder) may have suffered a setback that will keep him out for the rest of the first-half of the season. Naylor developed some discomfort in his right shoulder during his last Ni-gun rehab outing on June 18. He does not think it is as serious as the first time around, but will be shut down for a week or two as a precaution.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2016, Sponichi 6/22/2016


[6/19/2016] Drew Naylor’s Ni-gun start cut short

Drew Naylor (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on June 18. He was scheduled to throw sixty to seventy pitches, but his day ended after thirty-two pitches and two innings because of some discomfort. He told reporters he felt fine in the first inning, but started feeling some discomfort in the second inning.

Final line: 2.0 IP, 7 BF, 32 NP, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 BB/HBP, 0 R, 0 ER.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2016


[5/9/2016] Drew Naylor out with shoulder inflammation

Drew Naylor was taken off the active roster on May 8. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder on May 9.

Source: Daily Sports 5/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/9/2016


[5/7/2016] Drew Naylor leaves game with elbow pain

Drew Naylor left his start against the Yomiuri Giants today after he struck out lead-off Hisayoshi Chono in the first inning. He complained of pain near his right elbow.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016

[UPDATE 5/8 @ 5:24pm]

Naylor started feeling discomfort in his elbow during his pre-game warm-ups in the bullpen. He spoke to Motonobu Tanishige and they agreed he would face one hitter.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/8/2016