Sun, 15 Jan 2006 15:13:06 -0800
Japanball.com reports the Orix Buffaloes have signed free agent IF Norihiro Nakamura (Los Angeles Dodgers) to an undisclosed contract.
Mon, 09 May 2005 09:59:46 -0700
ESPN.com reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Norihiro Nakamura was designated for assignment by the team Sunday, May 8.
Mon, 11 Apr 2005 08:47:32 -0700
The Associated Press reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Norihiro Nakamura made a successful debut in the majors with a single in his first major league at-bat. Nakamura recorded the hit in the eighth inning of the team's game Sunday, April 10.
Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:13:57 -0700
Ken Gurnick, of Dodgers.MLB.com, reports the Los Angeles Dodgers purchased IF Norihiro Nakamura's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas Sunday, April 10.
Sun, 03 Apr 2005 04:32:14 -0700
USA TODAY.com reports the Los Angeles Dodgers assigned 3B Norihiro Nakamura to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Thu, 17 Mar 2005 20:16:48 -0800
Tony Jackson, of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Norihiro Nakamura has modified his swing slightly, with the help of hitting coach Tim Wallach, by shortening his stroke and bringing his hands more directly into the hitting zone. "Before, he was kind of out away from his body (with his hands)," said Wallach. "Now we have moved him back a little bit so he's shorter to the ball." Wallach also said Nakamura has been more confident as camp has progressed.
Sun, 06 Mar 2005 07:33:28 -0800
The Los Angeles Times' Steve Henson reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Norihiro Nakamura appeared in his first spring training game, hitting a ground-rule double in his first at-bat and impressing the team with his fielding. "Hopefully, my play appeals to the manager and I make the team," Nakamura said through a translator.
Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:08:32 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, The Associated Press reports Los Angeles Dodgers IF Norihiro Nakamura's visa problems apparently have been resolved. Dodgers MAN Jim Tracy told reporters Nakamura will arrive at the team's facility Tuesday, March 1.
Thu, 24 Feb 2005 19:03:40 -0800
The Associated Press reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B candidate Norihiro Nakamura was not in camp as of Thursday, Feb. 24, due to visa problems. MAN Jim Tracy wasn't sure when the 13-year Japanese League veteran would be able to report to camp.
Thu, 03 Feb 2005 19:02:25 -0800
The Associated Press reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Jose Valentin is still considered the leading contender to land the starting job at third base, even though the team signed 3B Norihiro Nakamura to a minor league contract to compete with him in spring training. "Certainly, we signed Jose Valentin with the idea that he would play third base, and I certainly still expect him to be on this club and be the leading contender," said Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta Thursday, Feb. 3.