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.
[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.0 Comments
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 9/17/20180 Comments
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.0 Comments
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.0 Comments
Kenichi Nakata notched the 100th victory of his career with a win against the Seibu Lions at YafuOku Dome on August 26. Nakata entered the game in the eleventh inning and tossed two shutout innings (one hit, one walk, five strikeouts). He became the 136th player in NPB history to reach the 100-win mark.0 Comments
August 26 vs Seibu at YafuOku Dome – Gracial hit a walk-off home run (twelfth inning, off Tatsushi Masuda) and became the first Hawk to accomplish the feat since Tadahito Iguchi against Seibu on September 8, 1999.
Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/20180 Comments
Alfredo Despaigne was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with mild inflammation in his right knee. He was taken off the active roster on August 17. He will be eligible to return on August 27.0 Comments
Seiichi Uchikawa was taken off the active roster today because of fatigue. This was the second time the Softbank Hawks took Uchikawa off the active roster this year. Kimiyasu Kudo told reporters he wanted to give the veteran some time to recover.0 Comments
Yuki Yanagita earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster. He is currently in the first year of a three-year deal.0 Comments
August 1 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Otake became the first Ikusei draft rookie to record a win in his first start and appearance. He started the game and held the Seibu Lions to two runs on five hits over eight innings of work.0 Comments