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 2/25/20170 Comments
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 2/25/20170 Comments
Softbank Hawks vs Samurai Japan @ Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki – 13:00
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Intra-squad game on February 23
Source: Softbank 2/23/20170 Comments
Ni-gun Manager Yoshio Mizukami missed practices today with the flu. He will get five days of rest.
Source: Sanspo 2/23/20170 Comments
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 2/22/20170 Comments
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 2/21/20170 Comments
Intra-squad game on February 19
Intra-squad game on February 18
Source: Softbank 2/18/20170 Comments
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.
[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.
[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 2/24/20170 Comments