Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (北海道日本ハムファイターズ)
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[6/18/2018] Hayato Arakaki has elbow surgery

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.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Sports Hochi 6/18/2018

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[6/16/2018] Toru Murata leaves game after getting hit by batted ball

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.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2018, Sanspo 6/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/16/2018

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[5/25/2018] Kazunari Ishii hurts right pinky

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.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2018, Sponichi 5/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/24/2018, Sanspo 5/24/2018

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[5/13/2018] Oswaldo Arcia out with tight hamstring

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 5/13/2018

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[5/9/2018] Kotaro Kiyomiya extends hitting streak to seven with first blast of his career

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.

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[5/9/2018] Sho Nakata bangs out three hits to reach 1000 hits

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.

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Yushi Shimizu: Did You Know

Milestones

May 3, 2018 vs Rakuten at Sapporo Dome – Shimizu blasted the first grand slam of his career in the seventh inning off Wataru Karashima.

Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2018

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Nick Martinez: Did You Know

Family

Martinez’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl weighing 2,932 grams, at a hospital in Sapporo, Hokkaido on May 1, 2018.

Source: Nippon Ham 5/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/1/2018, Sponichi 5/1/2018

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[4/30/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters to call up Kotaro Kiyomiya

Kotaro Kiyomiya is set to join the Ichi-gun team on May 2. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters he does not plan on using the rookie everyday, but would also not bother calling him up if he was going to ride the bench the entire time.

Through April 29, Kiyomiya was 10-for-48 with four home runs, ten RBI, three walks, nine strikeouts, and a slash line of .208/.250/.479 in fourteen games. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against Ni-gun Yokohama today and extended his hitting streak to four games.

Source: Daily Sports 4/30/2018, Sponichi 4/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/30/2018, Sanspo 4/30/2018

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[4/28/2018] Kensuke Kondo leaves game with leg discomfort

Kensuke Kondo developed discomfort in his right leg while playing defense in the second inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on April 28. He was replaced on defense in the third inning and taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/28/2018, Sanspo 4/28/2018, Sponichi 4/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/28/2018

[UPDATE 4/30 @ 1:06pm]

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on April 29 that Kondo was diagnosed with a mild strain in his right gastrocnemius. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nippon Ham 4/29/2018, Sponichi 4/30/2018, Sanspo 4/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/29/2018, Sponichi 4/29/2018

[UPDATE 5/1 @ 11:50pm]

Kondo was taken off the active roster today because the Fighters want to give him some time to heal.

Source: Sanspo 5/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/1/2018

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