Akira Nakamura had been making his way back from a right oblique contusion when he was also diagnosed with dysautonomia. He is getting rest at home and treatment at a hospital. It is uncertain how much time he will need for a full recovery.0 Comments
Akira Nakamura was taking a break from workouts and exhibition games after he developed discomfort in his right side on March 9. The Softbank Hawks announced that Nakamura was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on March 12 and diagnosed with a contusion in his right oblique muscle.0 Comments
Twenty-nine-year-old Akira Nakamura spoke to reporters after contract negotiations with the Softbank Hawks on December 22. Nakamura agreed to an estimated 240 million yen next year (up 80 million over this season). He also signed a four-year contract with a variable salary (his salary can not go below 240 million yen but can increase, without limit, based on performance), ahead of the domestic free agent option he is slated to earn some time next season.0 Comments
Akira Nakamura hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in the sixth inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles on April 17. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today and diagnosed with a mild injury to his biceps femoris that will require two to three weeks for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 4/18 @ 9:52pm]
Nakamura was taken off the active roster today. He told reporters his goal was to make a return as soon as possible, perhaps even after ten days.0 Comments
Akira Nakamura developed tightness in his buttocks during an exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 23. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on March 24 and diagnosed with a mild injury to his left gluteus medius muscle. He will skip the exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 25.0 Comments
Nakamura started working with trainer Yuji Shimabukuro in late-August. Shimabukuro used to work with Nobuhiko Matsunaka.
Nakamura agreed to a salary of 160 million yen (up twenty million over this season) plus performance bonuses in 2018 during contract negotiations on December 25. His representative, Haruo Kitamura, helped him negotiate a contract that could be worth up to 200 million yen if he maxes out all his performance bonuses (nine categories).
Source: Sponichi 12/25/2017
May 12, 2018 – The Softbank Hawks announced that Nakamura will donate 10,000 yen for NPO Happy Mamma for every hit he records this year.
Source: Softbank 5/12/20180 Comments
Akira Nakamura hit a home run during tonight’s game against the Rakuten Eagles at YafuOkue Dome that hit a female spectator in the head. She was given treatment at the stadium and was then taken to a hospital because she suffered a laceration. She never lost consciousness.
The female spectator was wearing a Nakamura uniform at the time. The ball that hit her bounced into the terrace seats in front of her. The Softbank Hawks presented her with a game-used ball autographed by Nakamura.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/20170 Comments
Akira Nakamura took a pitch off the inner part of his left calf during his at bat in the fifth inning against Rakuten on April 17. He was replaced on defense in the seventh because he was having some difficulty running. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/20160 Comments