Fumihito Haraguchi hurt his left hand when he fouled off a pitch during a game against the Yakult Swallows at Koshien Stadium on September 14. He had been playing through the pain, but the Hanshin Tigers decided to take him off the active roster on September 21 with a fracture in his fifth metacarpal.0 Comments
Randy Messenger was taken off the active roster on September 12 after he gave up four runs one five hits over 3.1 innings of work. Messenger asked to be taken off the active roster for some time to make adjustments at Ni-gun and to deal with some pain (possibly from fatigue) in his back and right shoulder. The Hanshin Tigers are still uncertain when Messenger will be able to return to the active roster.0 Comments
Fumiya Hojo made a diving grab during the fourth inning of a game against the Yakult Swallows at Koshien Stadium and banged his left shoulder against the ground. He was in pain and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
Hojo was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a dislocated left shoulder. He was removed from the active roster on the same day.0 Comments
September 5 vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium – Kanemoto became the thirteenth manager in Tigers’ history to reach the 400-game milestone.
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Thirty-seven-year-old Takashi Toritani re-earned his free agent option today. He exercised his international free agent option after the 2014 season with an interest in playing in the Majors. He ended up staying with the Hanshin Tigers and signed a five-year contract. He will be in the final year of that contract next year.One Comment
The Hanshin Tigers announced on August 19 that Yuya Yokoyama had surgery to clean out his left shoulder at a hospital in Osaka.0 Comments
Naomasa Yokawa went 0-for-3 against Yokohama on August 10 and was replaced on defense at third in the sixth inning. He did not play on August 11 and was taken off the active roster on August 12 with pain in his right elbow.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers topped two million in attendance in their forty-eighth home game of the season. They topped two million in forty-seven games last year.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers added Hiroaki Saiuchi to their seventy-man roster. They announced the move on July 30. Saiuchi’s uniform number will change from 126 to 97.
In seventeen Ni-gun games this year, Saiuchi recorded a 4.41 ERA (16.1 IP, 11 SO, 4 BB, 17 H, 8 ER).0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers and Softbank Hawks announced on July 26 that they agreed to a one-for-one player trade. The Tigers will send twenty-four-year-old pitcher Ryoma Matsuda to the Hawks for twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Yuya Iida. Both teams were looking to improve their bullpens. The trade will also allow Matsuda (Nagasaki) and Iida (Hyogo) to move a little closer to home.0 Comments