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[6/23/2018] Yokohama interested in Yuhei Nakaushiro

The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Yuhei Nakaushiro. They want a chance to see him live and are planning to evaluate him during a private tryout.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2018, Sports Hochi 6/23/2018

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[6/18/2018] Joe Wieland taken off active roster

Joe Wieland was taken off the active roster on June 17. Alex Ramirez told reporters he did not have all the information, but heard that Wieland felt discomfort in his upper body, near his waist.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018

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[6/15/2018] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo misses game with upper body tightness

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was left out of the starting line-up against Orix on June 15 because of tightness in his upper body (right side or back, depending on source). He is not expected to require time off the active roster and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018, Sponichi 6/15/2018, Jiji 6/15/2018, Sanspo 6/15/2018, Sports Hochi 6/15/2018

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[6/12/2018] Yamato gets hit by batted ball during pre-game practices

Yamato was hit in the head by a batted ball during pre-game practices at ZOZO Marine Stadium today. He was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for tests. There were no abnormalities. Yamato later returned to the stadium after the start of the game and told reporters he was fine. He will undergo additional tests tomorrow.

Yamato was penciled in to get the start at short against Lotte today. While chasing after a fly ball hit behind him, a batted ball hit him near the back of the head and neck.

Source: Sanspo 6/12/2018, Daily Sports 6/12/2018, Daily Sports 6/12/2018, Sports Hochi 6/12/2018, Sponichi 6/12/2018, Sponichi 6/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2018, Tokyo Sports 6/12/2018

[UPDATE 6/14 @ 10:42am]

Yamato was re-examined at a hospital in Yokohama on June 13. No abnormalities were discovered. He was able to participate in regular practices later in the day. He could return to the starting line-up today.

Source: Daily Sports 6/13/2018, Daily Sports 6/13/2018

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Kazuki Kamizato: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 19 vs Nippon Ham at Yokohama Stadium – Kamizato recorded the first four-hit game of his career. He joined Toshio Haru (4-for-5 on September 27, 1994) as the only players in Bay Stars franchise history since the start of the draft to record four or more hits during a game in their rookie year. He also joined Kosuke Tanaka (June 22, 2014) as the only rookies to record four or more hits during an Inter-league game.

Source: Sponichi 6/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/10/2018

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[6/7/2018] Takayuki Kajitani taken off active roster

Takayuki Kajitani was taken off the active roster on June 7 with lower back pain.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/2018

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Koki Yamashita: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

May 31 vs Rakuten at Yokohama – Yamashita recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. The milestone hit came in the tenth inning with the score tied at three, a runner on second, and two out.

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/1/2018

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[5/29/2018] Jose Lopez hurts right hamstring while running bases

Jose Lopez hurt his right hamstring while running to first on a single to left in the fourth inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Yokohama Stadium on May 29. He was replaced by a pinch-runner as a precaution and will be examined at a hospital on May 30.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/29/2018, Sponichi 5/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/29/2018, Daily Sports 5/29/2018

[UPDATE 6/4 @ 3:54am]

Lopez returned to the starting line-up at designated hitter on June 3, but aggravated his right hamstring when he hit into a double play in the fifth inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his fourth plate appearance in the seventh inning.

Alex Ramirez told reporters they want to give Lopez a little time to heal. The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to take Lopez off the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 6/3/2018

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[5/22/2018] Hiroki Minei taken off active roster

Hiroki Minei hurt his left hamstring while running the bases during a game against Yomiuri on May 20. He was taken off the active roster on May 22 because of minor inflammation. The Yokohama Bay Stars do not expect him to miss that much time.

Source: Daily Sports 5/22/2018, Sponichi 5/22/2018, Sports Hochi 5/22/2018

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Neftali Soto: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

May 12 vs Yakult at Yokohama Stadium – Soto recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game since his debut game on May 6 (two, two, three, two). He is the Yokohama player to record four or more consecutive multi-hit games since his debut since Jim Paciorek notched five consecutive multi-hit games in 1988.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2018

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