Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス)
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[2/25/2017] Kenta Kurose has fracture in right thumb

Kenta Kurose hurt his right thumb during batting practice. The Softbank Hawks announced today that Kurose was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki and diagnosed with fracture in the thumb (proximal phalanx). He is expected to return to Fukuoka for surgery.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2017

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[2/25/2017] Shogo Omoto to miss two months with hand surgery

The Softbank Hawks announced today that Shogo Omoto had surgery on his right hand at hospital in Fukuoka. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2017

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Softbank Hawks 2 – Samurai Japan 0 (February 25, 2017)

Softbank Hawks vs Samurai Japan @ Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki – 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Softbank 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 0
Samurai Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Attendance: 27003 | Time: 3h4m

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[2/23/2017] Intra-squad Game: Softbank Hawks

Intra-squad game on February 23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 0 1 0 0 1 0       2
Whites 0 0 0 0 0 3       3

Reds

Whites

Source: Softbank 2/23/2017

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[2/23/2017] Ni-gun Manager Mizukami out with the flu

Ni-gun Manager Yoshio Mizukami missed practices today with the flu. He will get five days of rest.

Source: Sanspo 2/23/2017

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[2/22/2017] Yuki Yanagita to play in Ni-gun game on February 23

Yuki Yanagita is slated to play in a Ni-gun practice game against Rakuten on February 23. He will get two at bats as a designated hitter batting third in the line-up.

Yanagita’s right elbow is still not 100 percent. He is still limited to playing catch at distances of fifty to sixty meters. He does not have any problems swinging the bat.

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2017

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[2/21/2017] Tsuyoshi Wada has some tightness in his left leg

Tsuyoshi Wada felt tightness in his left adductor after pitching in an intra-squad game on February 19. He canceled his bullpen session on February 21 as a precaution. He thinks he is okay, but will wait to see how he feels after a reschedule session on February 22.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/21/2017

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[2/19/2017] Intra-squad Game: Softbank Hawks

Intra-squad game on February 19

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 4 0 2 1 0 1 0     8
Whites 0 0 4 0 0 2 0     6

Reds

Whites

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Source: Softbank 2/19/2017, Sports Hochi 2/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2017

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[2/18/2017] Intra-squad Game: Softbank Hawks

Intra-squad game on February 18

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 0 0 1 0 0 1 4     6
Whites 0 0 1 0 0 2 0     3

Reds

Whites

Source: Softbank 2/18/2017

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[2/18/2017] Daisuke Matsuzaka scratched from intra-squad game on February 19

The Softbank Hawks scratched Daisuke Matsuzaka from an intra-squad appearance on February 19 because they are concerned about his fatigue levels. He might not pitch in a game until some time after February 22. He is still slated to join Group A camp on February 21.

Source: Sponichi 2/18/2017Nikkan Sports 2/18/2017

[UPDATE 2/23 @ 12:09am]

The Hawks decided to delay Matsuzaka’s first outing again after they evaluated his progress on February 22. He has not tossed a bullpen session since he pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on February 14.

Matsuzaka played catch at a distance of about 100 meters on February 22. He is slated to toss a bullpen session on February 23. Depending on how he is feeling, he could make his first appearance during a Ni-gun practice game against Yomiuri on February 25.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/22/2017

[UPDATE 2/24 @ 11:33pm]

Matsuzaka is slated to start and pitch two innings in a Ni-gun practice game against Yomiuri on February 25.

Source: Sponichi 2/24/2017

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