The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they are not going to offer Mauro Gomez (32), Matt Hague (31), Nelson Perez (29), and Cody Satterwhite (29) contracts for the 2017 season.
With regards to Gomez, team official Eiichi Takano told reporters the organization appreciated his three years of service, but was somewhat disappointed by his third year (they were hoping for more from him).0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced today that Matt Hague returned to the United States to get treatment for his right shoulder. He is not expected to return to the organization next year.
Hague made the opening day roster, but struggled (15-for-62, .242/.364/.339) and was sent down to Ni-gun on April 18. He was recalled on May 19 (22-for-52, .423/.508/.538), but was again dropped to Ni-gun on June 6 (9-for-42, .214/.298/.357). He developed pain in his right shoulder in early August and has not played in any Ni-gun games since August 5.
The media learned on August 12 that Matt Hague was battling right shoulder pain. He was getting the shoulder iced at the Naruohama facilities. He told reporters that he felt pain when he swung the bat and threw the ball. He suffered the injury last week during practices.
Source: Sanspo 8/13/20160 Comments
Matt Hague played in a Ni-gun intra-squad game today at Naruohama. He started a first and batted fifth for the Whites. He struck out swinging in his first at bat, flied out to center in the second at bat, and grounded out to third in his third at bat.
Hague had missed some time with neck pain.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/18/20160 Comments
Matt Hague missed yesterday’s Ni-gun game against the Orix Buffaloes at Naruohama because he was not feeling well.
Source: Sanspo 6/10/20160 Comments
Matt Hague returned to the active roster today. He went 22-for-52 with a slash line of .423/.508/.538 in fifteen Ni-gun games.
Rafael Dolis was available to pitch on May 18, but did not because he was not feeling well (no other specifics have been mentioned). He was taken off the active roster today.
[UPDATE @ 11:02pm]
Tomoaki Kanemoto told reporters Dolis was taken off the active roster for rest due to a heavy workload. Pitching coach Isao Koda said it was just part of a regular roster move, but also said he could not completely rule out a right shoulder or elbow issue.
Source: Daily Sports 5/19/20160 Comments
Matt Hague was taken off the active roster on April 18 for two reasons: his struggles at the plate (1-for-20 with two strikeouts and three walks in his last seven games) and to make room for Rafael Dolis.
Had Hague been hitting well, the Tigers may have had a more difficult decision to make with Dolis. As it stands, they get to replace a slumping bat with an extra arm to bolster the bullpen.
Dolis Ni-gun Stats
Matt Hague was not feeling well this morning and was taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya for an evaluation. He is not expected to play in today’s game against Hiroshima at Koshien Stadium.
Source: Sanspo 4/10/20160 Comments