Taishi Ota was hit by a pitch on his left hand during the sixth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on July 8. He was taken out of the game and examined at a hospital in Tokyo on the same day. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on July 9 that Ota was diagnosed with a fracture in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars reached one million in attendance during their thirty-sixth home game of the year on July 1 and set a new franchise record. The previous record of thirty-seven home games was set last season.0 Comments
The Nippon Ham Fighters topped one million in attendance during their thirty-sixth home game of the year on July 1. They needed thirty-five home games to reach the same milestone last year.0 Comments
The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on June 24 that Takuya Nakashima was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a strain in his left quadriceps muscle on June 23. He will most likely require ten days to two weeks for a full recovery. Nakashima will be taken off the active roster on June 25 and will report to the Kamagaya facilities on June 26.
Nakashima has not played in a game since he was pulled early against Rakuten on June 22.0 Comments
Hayato Arakaki had right elbow surgery to remove loose bodies at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18. He could require about three months for a full recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will begin a rehab program at the Kamagaya faculties as soon as he is cleared.0 Comments
Toru Murata took a batted ball off his right arm while pitching in the fourth inning of a game against Yakult at Sapporo Dome on June 16. He was examined at a hospital in Sapporo and diagnosed with a bruise on his right forearm.0 Comments
Kazunari Ishii hurt his right hand when he slid back to first during the fourth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on May 23. He was examined at a hospital in May 24 and diagnosed with a ligament injury and an avulsion fracture in his right pinky. He will most likely require ten days to two weeks for a full recovery.0 Comments
Oswaldo Arcia was taken off the active roster today due to tightness in his left hamstring. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters the move was a precaution and that if he was pressed to play, he probably could have.
Source: Sanspo 5/13/20180 Comments
Kotaro Kiyomiya extended his hitting streak to seven games with a home run off Brandon Dickson in the second inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Sapporo Dome Osaka on May 9.0 Comments
Sho Nakata started May 9 with 997 career hits. He went 3-for-5 against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome Osaka and became the 291st player in NPB history to reach 1,000 hits (4421st career plate appearance).
The milestone hit came in the sixth inning off Orix’s Keisuke Kobayashi.0 Comments