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2018 Softbank Hawks Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
和田毅 Tsuyoshi Wada [10/11] The Hawks are planning to make Wada an offer since they feel he still has the ability to help the team when healthy. Sports Hochi 10/11/2018 … [10/10] Thirty-seven-year-old Wada is in the final year of a three-year contract. He started the year at Ni-gun after he developed discomfort in his left shoulder during spring camp. The discomfort returned after he pitched in a Ni-gun game in May. He is not ready to retire and is hoping to toss a bullpen session before the end of the year. Sports Hochi 10/10/2018, Sponichi 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/10/2018
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2018 Softbank Hawks Staff Changes/Updates

Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes
藤田学 Manabu Fujita Pro Scout Advisor [10/03] Will not return next year. Softbank 10/3/2018
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2018 Softbank Hawks Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
小沢怜史 Reiji Kozawa [10/04] Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
古沢勝吾 Shogo Furusawa [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
黒瀬健太 Kenta Kurose [10/04] Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
伊藤祐介 Yusuke Ito [10/04] Considering retirement. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
齋藤誠哉 Seiya Saito [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
児玉龍也 Ryuya Kodama   10/4
樋越優一 Yuichi Higoshi [10/04] Planning to retire. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
幸山一大 Kazuhiro Koyama [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4

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[10/1/2018] Yuichi Honda to retire

The Softbank Hawks announced that thirty-three-year-old Yuichi Honda will be retiring at the end of the season. He is slated to hold a press conference at YafuOku Dome on October 3.

Source: Softbank 10/1/2018

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[9/27/2018] Taisei Makihara hurt his right ankle

Taisei Makihara hurt his right ankle while running the bases during the first inning of a game against the Seibu Lions at MetLife Dome on September 27. He was pulled from the game and taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa, Saitama for tests. He was diagnosed with an injury to his right anterior talofibular ligament.

Source: Sanspo 9/27/2018, Daily Sports 9/27/2018

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[9/21/2018] Ken Okamoto has surgery on right elbow

The Softbank Hawks announced on September 20 that Ken Okamoto had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will most likely need about three months for a full recovery.

Okamoto had been taken off the active roster on July 28 with elbow pain and had resumed throwing practices in late-August.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/20/2018, NishiNippon Shimbun 9/21/2018

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[9/18/2018] Kenta Imamiya hurts left leg

Kenta Imamiya hurt his left leg (thigh) while playing defense in the first inning of a game against the Seibu Lions at MetLife Dome on September 17. He was unable to walk and had to be carried off the field. He received treatment and was later able to walk out of the stadium on his own. He was taken to a hospital for tests. He will be re-examined today.

Source: Sanspo 9/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2018, Sponichi 9/17/2018, Sponichi 9/18/2018, Sports Hochi 9/17/2018, Daily Sports 9/17/2018

[UPDATE 9/18 @ 9:45pm]

Imamiya was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with an injury to his left semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles (hamstring). He was taken off the active roster on the same day, with hopes that he can return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2018, Sanspo 9/18/2018

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[9/17/2018] Yuki Yanagita taken off active roster with possible concussion

Yuki Yanagita was hit by a batted ball on the left side of his head while stretching during pre-game workouts on September 16 (Seibu’s Takumi Kuriyama was taking batting practice). He did not lose consciousness and was immediately taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa, Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered at the time and he was diagnosed with a bruise.

Yanagita was taken off the active roster today after a follow-up evaluation pointed to a possible concussion.

Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2018, Sports Hochi 9/16/2018, Sports Hochi 9/16/2018, Sports Hochi 9/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2018, Tokyo Sports 9/17/2018, Sponichi 9/16/2018, Sponichi 9/17/2018, Sanspo 9/17/2018

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[9/6/2018] Yuya Hasegawa suffers bruised big toe

Yuya Hasegawa hurt his right foot when he hit the wall in left while making a defensive play during the third inning of a game against Lotte at ZOZO Marine September 5. He remained in the game until the seventh inning.

Hasegawa was later taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for tests. He was diagnosed with bruise on his right big toe. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 9/5/2018, Yamagata News 9/6/2018, Nishi Nippon Shimbun 9/6/2018

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[8/29/2018] Kenji Akashi earns international FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Kenji Akashi earned his international free agent option on August 28 with nine years of service time on the active roster. He is in the first year of a three-year contract.

Source: Sanspo 8/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2018, Jiji 8/28/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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