Ryota Igarashi recorded his 141st career hold on April 5 and moved into a fourth place tie on the all-time list.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2016
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Holds||Activity||Appearances|
|1||山口 鉄也||Yamaguchi, Tetsuya||254||2007-2016||566|
|2||浅尾 拓也||Asao, Takuya||199||2007-2015||402|
|3||宮西 尚生||Miyanishi, Naoki||193||2008-2015||465|
|5||五十嵐 亮太||Igarashi, Ryota||141||1999-2016||677|
Hirotaka Egusa (35) earned his domestic FA option on April 5 with eight years of service time.
Source: Daily Sports 4/5/20160 Comments
Kyle Davies complained of back pains this morning and was later taken off the active roster. He was scratched from his start against Hiroshima on April 6.
Source: Daily Sports 4/5/2016
[UPDATE 4/6 @ 3:59am]
Tetsuya Terada is scheduled to get Davies start on April 6.
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Third round draft pick Kakeru Narita made his Ni-gun debut on April 5. He started a game against the Futures and gave up a run on two hits over three innings.
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Softbank Ni-gun manager Yoshio Mizukami was ejected from a game against Orix on April 2 for arguing with an umpire. The NPB commissioner issued Mizukami a stern warning and a 50,000 yen fine.0 Comments
Hirokazu Sawamura recorded three wins in four days (March 31 against Yokohama, April 1 and April 3 against Hiroshima. The last Yomiuri pitcher to accomplish the feat was Makoto Kurata in 1975 (May 5 against Chunichi and May 7-8 against Yakult).
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First round draft pick Shinnosuke Ogasawara made his second start of the season at Ni-gun on April 3 and took the loss. He gave up five runs on four hits over 3.2 innings against Hiroshima. He threw eighty-six pitches.
Source: Sponichi 4/4/20160 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes will send Ryo Toda to the BC League’s Fukui Miracle Elephants from April until the end of the season. His assignment could end after the first half of Fukui’s season depending on discussions between to the two organizations.
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Kyuji Fujikawa started a game against Yokohama on April 3 and picked up the win. He struggled with his control, but still tossed six shutout innings.
The victory was Fujikawa’s first in the NPB since July 14, 2012 and his first in the NPB as a starter since September 19, 2003.
Source: Daily Sports 4/3/20160 Comments
The media learned on April 3 that Shohei Otani will be a spokesperson for Seiko’s line of men’s watches.
Source: Daily Sports 4/3/2016
[UPDATE 4/5 @ 11:23pm]
Seiko President and CEO Shinji Hattori told reporters on April 4 that it would be nice if he could make a special limited edition Otani watch at some point in the future. He also said he would like the two-way player to aim for a twenty/twenty (home runs/wins) season this year.
Source: Sports Hochi 4/5/20160 Comments