Call-up lights fire under Fujinami

Nov 23, 2016

Call-up lights fire under Fujinami

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Shintaro Fujinami’s recent Samurai Japan call-up may have been taken him by surprise, but he said the opportunity won’t be taken for granted. Although Fujinami had been a regular member of manager Hiroki Kokubo’s pitching staff, the right-hander was coming off his worst season ...

Oct 22, 2015

Fujinami to skip Premier 12 due to ailing shoulder

Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami said Thursday he has pulled out of the Japan national team ahead of next month’s inaugural Premier 12 competition due to inflammation in his right shoulder. Fujinami has been dealing with pain in the shoulder since last month and ...