Takuya Nakashima will be named the next chief player representative for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He will be taking over for Shota Ono. An announcement will be made before the end of the month.
[UPDATE 11/29 @ 1:43am]
Nakashima was officially named the new Fighters chief player representative on November 27.
Source: Sanspo 11/28/20170 Comments
Takuya Nakashima felt pain in his right side during practices before a Rakuten game at Kobo Park on August 27. He was examined at a hospital in Sapporo today and diagnosed with a second degree strain on his right internal oblique muscle. He will require about four weeks for a full recovery.0 Comments
Nakashima went on the first fast (three days) of his life during the winter.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017
July 30 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Nakashima hit a home run off Shota Takeda in the sixth inning. It was the first home run of his professional career (2287th plate appearance). He is the first player in NPB history to record their first home run after recording 2,000 or more plate appearances.
Nakashima, Yoshifumi Okada, and Takashi Kusaka are the only players in NPB history with 2,000 or more plate appearances and one or fewer home runs.
Source: Sponichi 7/31/2017
May 12 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Nakashima hit a grand slam off Rick VandenHurk in the second inning. It was just the second home run of his career.0 Comments
Takuya Nakashima hurt his left foot while running the bases during Friday’s (May 5) game against the Orix Buffaloes. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka today (x-rays, CT scan, MRI) and diagnosed with calcaneal bursitis (heal). He will most likely require two to three weeks for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 5/13 @ 2:16am]
Nakashima started rehabbing at the Kamagaya facilities on May 11.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/12/2017
[UPDATE 5/20 @ 4:50pm]
Nakashima added outdoor catch and indoor live batting practice to his workouts on May 19.
Source: Sponichi 5/20/2017
[UPDATE 5/28 @ 12:42am]
Nakashima took infield grounders outdoors on May 27 for the first time since he got hurt. He is slated to begin base-running practices with cleats on May 28. If everything is okay, he will join the Ni-gun team on May 30 and participate in pre-game fielding practice.
Source: Sponichi 5/27/2017
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Takuya Nakashima and Kensuke Kondo both left the Orix game on May 5 early.
Nakashima hit a grounder to short in the top of the ninth and lost his balance when he was tagged on the back by Orix first baseman Eiichi Koyano. He grimaced, but was able to walk without any assistance. He did not return to the field in the bottom of the inning.
Kondo tweaked his leg during his at bat in the seventh inning (he limped his way back to the dugout after he grounded out to short). He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Source: Sponichi 5/5/2017
[UPDATE 5/6 @ 5:54pm]
Kondo was hit by a pitch on his right ankle during his at bat in the seventh inning. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka today (x-rays, CT scan). No abnormalities were found. He was diagnosed with a bruise. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Daily Sports 5/6/20170 Comments
Takuya Nakashima set a new Nippon Ham Fighters’ franchise record when he recorded his fifty-ninth sac hit of the year during a game against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome on September 22. The previous record of fifty-eight was set by Kensuke Tanaka in 2007.
The Pacific League record is sixty-two, set by Kenta Imamiya in 2013 and 2014. The NPB record is sixty-seven, set by Shinya Miyamoto in 2001.
Source: Sponichi 9/23/20160 Comments