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Injuries as reported by the media, beginning on January 1, 2016.

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Yakult Swallows

Name Date Upd Problem
Perez, Luis 03/29 03/29 [03/29 @ 10:22pm] Perez was diagnosed with influenza A and taken off the active roster on March 29. Source: Daily Sports 3/29/2016
Ondrusek, Logan 03/27 03/29 [03/30 @ 4:57am] Ondrusek pitched an inning in relief against Hanshin on June 29. He apparently hurt his neck after he banged his head on a doorframe at Tokyo Dome twice. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/29/2016 [03/29 @ 7:23am] Ondrusek was not available to play in the Yomiuri game on March 27 because of a tight neck. Source: Sanspo 3/28/2016
Balentien, Wladimir 03/12 03/30 [03/31 @ 3:55am] Balentien participated in practices at Jingu Stadium on March 30. He hit fifteen over the fence during batting practice. He is slated to play in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on April 1 (designated hitter). Source: Sanspo 3/30/2016, Sanspo 3/30/2016 [03/23 @ 5:20pm] Balentien will not make the opening day roster, but is showing improvement (he resumed hitting and fielding practices on March 20 and base-running practices on March 23). Source: Tokyo Sports 3/23/2016 [03/19 @ 9:13am] Balentien could miss the opening series against Yomiuri. Depending on his condition, he could also miss the second series against Yakult. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016, Sanspo 3/19/2016 [03/15 @ 6:08pm] Balentien was diagnosed with a mild strain in his left side. He will need at least one week of rest. There is a chance he will not be ready for opening day. Source: Daily Sports 3/15/2016 [03/12 @ 10:28pm] Balentien did not play in an exhibition game against Softbank on March 12 because he tweaked his left side during pre-game batting practice. Source: Sports Hochi 3/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/12/2016
Kawabata, Shingo 03/01 03/13 [03/14 @ 1:01am] Kawabata played in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 13. He was the starting designated hitter and batted second and went 0-for-4. He is currently scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on March 15. Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2016 [03/13 @ 4:43am] Kawabata is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on March 16. There is a chance he could be ready to join the Ichi-gun team in Hokkaido on March 19. Source: Sponichi 3/12/2016 [03/08 @ 7:01am] Kawabata resumed light workouts on March 7 at the Jingu facilities. He is scheduled to participate in Ni-gun practices on March 8. He is expected to be ready for opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/8/2016 [03/02 @ 2:43am] Kawabata is expected to withdraw from Samurai Japan. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2016 [03/01 @ 5:00pm] Kawabata did not participate in practices on March 1 because he was diagnosed with influenza B. Source: Daily Sport 3/1/2016
Matsuoka, Kenichi 02/26 02/26 [02/26 @ 10:11am] Matsuoka will begin workouts at the Toda facilities in February 27 because of back pain. Source: Sanspo 2/26/2016
Ishikawa, Masanori 02/20 02/20 [02/20 @ 2:13pm] Ishikawa was scratched from an exhibition game against Hiroshima on February 20 because of a conditioning problem. He was still able to toss a bullpen session. He told reporters there was not tightness in his shoulder or elbow. Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2016
Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 02/19 02/19 [02/19 @ 4:20pm] Sakaguchi felt some tightness in his buttocks on February 18. Source: Sponichi 2/19/2016
Ishiyama, Taichi 02/17 02/21 [02/23 @ 5:00pm] Ishiyama was examined at a hospital in Gunma on February 23 and diagnosed with synovitis. The elbow is feeling better and he could resume throwing again soon. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/23/2016, Daily Sports 2/23/2016 [02/21 @ 6:27pm] Ishiyama returned to Tokyo for additional tests on his elbow on February 21. He will be examined at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma on February 22. Source: Sports Hochi 2/21/2016, Sponichi 2/21/2016 [02/18 @ 3:48am] Ishiyama was examined by the team doctor on February 16 because he felt discomfort in his right elbow. He was diagnosed with synovitis and will be shut down for a few days. Source: Sanspo 2/17/2016
Tateyama, Shohei 02/10 02/25 [02/26 @ 4:18am] Tateyama pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on February 24. Source: Sanspo 2/25/2016 [02/12 @ 6:22pm] Tateyama was able to toss a bullpen session on February 12. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2016 [02/11 @ 12:24am] Tateyama started feeling discomfort in his left calf during warm-ups on February 9. He ended his workouts early and went to a hospital in Urasoe for tests. He was diagnosed with inflammation in his left calf. His condition does not appear to be serious. Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2016, Sanspo 2/10/2016
Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 02/04 03/24 [03/25 @ 5:48am] Hatakeyama is expected to make the opening day starting line-up at first base batting fourth. He rejoined Ichi-gun practices on March 23. He hit six over the fence during hitting practice and took grounders at third and first during fielding practice. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2016, Sponichi 3/24/2016 [03/23 @ 6:18am] Hatakeyama is set to join the Ichi-gun team on March 23. He should be okay for opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2016 [03/18 @ 8:24pm] Hatakeyama played in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on March 18. He got the start a first and batted fourth. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/18/2016 [03/16 @ 11:18pm] Hatakeyama played in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on March 16. He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth. He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/16/2016, Daily Sports 3/16/2016 [03/13 @ 4:46am] Hatakeyama is a question mark for opening day. Source: Sponichi 3/12/2016 [03/08 @ 7:03am] Hatakeyama is currently expected to be ready for opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/8/2016 [03/01 @ 1:55pm] Hatakeyama resumed outdoor batting practice on February 28. He was okay to take outdoor batting practice for the second straight day on February 29 (sixty-three swings, seven over the fence). He is fine throwing the ball. He can run, but is still not ready for stopping-starting or turning corners. He still feels some pain when he wakes up in the morning. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2016 [02/26 @ 10:13am] Hatakeyama will report to the Toda facilities on February 27 to continue his training/rehab. Source: Sanspo 2/26/2016 [02/23 @ 6:36pm] Hatakeyama feels he will be able to play on opening day as long as he is able to resume regular practices at least ten days before the start of the season. He is still have problems running and playing defense. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2016 ... Hatakeyama is not scheduled to play in any games/scrimmage this month. Source: Sponichi 2/23/2016 [02/16 @ 12:07am] Hatakeyama resumed hitting against a pitching machine on February 14 (indoors, about ten minutes). Source: Sanspo 2/15/2016 [02/12 @ 6:07pm] Hatakeyama resumed walking exercises on February 12. He was not expected to miss a lot of time, but his condition required more treatment. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2016 [02/08 @ 2:31am] Hatakeyama might be okay to return during the third block of spring camp (starts on February 11). Source: Sanspo 2/7/2016 [02/04 @ 6:39pm] Hatakeyama strained his back while taking fielding practice on February 4. Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2016
Yamada, Tetsuto 02/01 02/01 [02/02 @ 2:27pm] Yamada took things a little slow during workouts (particularly running exercises) on February 1 because of discomfort in his left ankle. Not considered serious for the time being. Source: Daily Sports 2/2/2016, Chunichi Sports 2/1/2016
Sato, Yoshinori 01/22 03/03 [03/03 @ 1:49pm] Yoshinori pitched in a Kyoiku League game against Yomiuri on March 3. He entered the game in the fourth inning and tossed a shutout inning. He walked two, struck out one, and got a double play. Source: Sanspo 3/4/2016 [01/22] Yoshinori was slowed down with right shoulder problems in May last year. He played catch at a distance of about fifty meters on January 21. Source: Sports Hochi 1/22/2016

Yomiuri Giants

Name Date Upd Problem
Kamei, Yoshiyuki 03/27 03/27 [03/29 @ 7:21am] Kamei missed the Yakult game on March 27 because of general tightness in his body. Source: Sanspo 3/28/2016
Chono, Hisayoshi 03/24 03/24 [03/25 @ 8:22am] Chono skipped fielding practice on March 24 because of tightness in his right elbow. He was able to taking batting practice. Source: Sponichi 3/25/2016
Abe, Shinnosuke 03/21 03/21 [03/21 @ 9:54pm] The Giants decided to send Abe to Ni-gun because he is not in the best condition (right shoulder). Source: Tokyo Sports 3/21/2016, Sponichi 3/21/2016
Aikawa, Ryoji 03/20 03/19 [03/20 @ 8:26am] Aikawa will be sent down to Ni-gun on March 20 with tightness in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016
Sakamoto, Hayato 03/19 03/19 [03/19 @ 9:08pm] Sakamoto left an exhibition game against Rakuten on March 19 with tightness in his legs. He started at short and batted third. He collected a single to center in the first inning, walked in the third, and took the field at short in the fourth, but was replaced after one out. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016
Shigenobu, Shinnosuke 03/16 03/16 [03/19 @ 2:02am] Shigenobu missed an exhibition game against Yakult on March 16 because he suffered a cut on his chin during pre-game practices. Source: Sanspo 3/17/2016
Chono, Hisayoshi 03/12 03/17 [03/17 @ 9:40pm] Chono played in an exhibition game on March 17, his first since March 9. He got the start in right and batted sixth against Lotte. He went 0-for-2. Source: Sponichi 3/17/2016 [03/13 @ 12:15pm] Chono did not travel with the Ichi-gun team on March 13 and instead worked out an got treatment at Giants Stadium. He is expected to rejoin Ichi-gun practices on March 14. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/13/2016 [03/13 @ 4:21am] Chono did not play in an exhibition game against Lotte on March 12 because of tightness in his legs. He felt discomfort in his legs during pre-game practice and was allowed to return home during the game for rest. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2016
Mathieson, Scott 03/07 03/07 [03/07 @ 6:52pm] Mathieson had not pitched in game since February 27 because he was not feeling well. He told reporters on March 7 that he was better. He is slated to pitch in a two-game series against Softbank that begins on March 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2016
Miyaguni, Ryosuke 03/07 03/07 [03/07 @ 6:21pm] Miyaguni is having problems with his upper body. He was assigned to Ni-gun on March 7 and may not be ready by opening day. Source: Sponichi 3/7/2016
Murata, Shuichi 03/05 03/06 [03/06 @ 11:19pm] Murata was in the starting line-up at designated hitter during an exhibition game against Hanshin on March 6. He still had some swelling in his left wrist, but not bad enough to keep him out of the line-up completely. Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2016 [03/06 @ 4:34pm] Murata took a batted ball off his left arm while playing defense in the eighth inning of an exhibition game against Orix on March 5. He finished the inning, but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2016
Abe, Shinnosuke 03/05 03/14 [03/14 @ 7:47pm] Abe joined Ichi-gun practices at Giants Stadium on March 14. He might be okay to play in an exhibition game on March 16. Source: Daily Sports 3/14/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2016 [03/14 @ 4:28am] Abe played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 13. He got the start at catcher and batted fourth. He went 0-for-2 (G3, Kl). He was replaced in the fifth inning. He will join Ichi-gun practices on March 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/13/2016 [03/12 @ 7:01pm] Abe could rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 14. He played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 12: he got the start at catcher and batted fourth and was in the game until the sixth inning. It was his first game at catcher since June 6, 2015. He will play in another Ni-gun game on March 13. If everything is okay, he will be sent up to Ichi-gun on March 14. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016, Daily Sports 3/12/2016, Chunichi Sports 3/12/2016 [03/10 @ 7:43pm] Abe participated in a batting practice scrimmage on March 10. He told reporters his right elbow felt fine. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/10/2016 [03/07 @ 10:32am] Abe has no problem throwing the ball, but still feels some pain swinging the bat. He was originally slated to play in a Kyoiku League game on March 8 against Lotte, but will wait until at least March 12 (Ni-gun two-game series against Yakult). Source: Sponichi 3/7/2016 [03/06 @ 4:31pm] Abe ended practices after he was hit by a pitch on his right elbow during batting practice at Giants Stadium on March 5. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2016
Abe, Shinnosuke 03/02 03/02 [03/06 @ 3:08am] Abe could play in a Kyoiku League game against Lotte on March 8. He participated in Ni-gun workouts at Giants Stadium on March 4 and resumed catching practices. Source: Sponichi 3/5/2016 [03/03 @ 7:17am] Abe is having problems with his right shoulder. He played catch during practices on March 2, but did not participate in fielding practice. He was scratched from a Kyoiku League game on March 3. He may not be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team in mid-March as originally planned. Source: Sanspo 3/3/2016
Sawamura, Hirokazu 02/22 02/25 [02/25 @ 7:04pm] Sawamura missed practices on February 23. He felt good enough to toss a bullpen session February 25. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016 [02/24 @ 1:46pm] Sawamura was examined at a hospital on February 22. Tests for influenza came back negative. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2016 [02/22 @ 11:06pm] Sawamura was not feeling well on February 22 and ended practices early. Whether or not he returns to practices on February 23 (or later) will depend on how he is feeling. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/22/2016
Abe, Shinnosuke 02/22 02/22 [02/22 @ 10:08am] Abe will slow down his work outs because of fatigue. He missed an exhibition game against Hiroshima on February 21 because of general body tightness. He will remain with the Ichi-gun team while it is in Okinawa, but it is uncertain if he will travel with them to Sapporo. Source: Sponichi 2/22/2016, Tokyo Sports 2/22/2016
Sakamoto, Hayato 02/20 02/20 [02/23 @ 11:29pm] Sakamoto made the starting line-up at short against KIA (KBO) on February 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2016 [02/23 @ 12:01am] Sakamoto resumed regular workouts on February 22. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2016 [02/20 @ 2:10pm] Sakamoto missed the Yokohama exhibition game on February 20 because of tightness in his lower back. The condition does not appear to be serious. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/20/2016
Anderson, Leslie 02/19 02/19 [02/19 @ 5:09pm] The Giants announced on February 19 that Anderson will have surgery (cleaning) on his left elbow on February 23. He started feeling discomfort in his elbow on February 8. He will return to Tokyo on February 21 and check into the hospital on February 22. Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2016
Mikolas, Miles 02/13 03/07 [03/15 @ 10:08pm] Mikolas returned to Japan on March 15. Source: Daily Sports 3/15/2016 [03/08 @ 5:29am] The Giants announced on March 7 that Mikolas returned to the United States to get treatment for his right shoulder (PRP treatment according to Sanspo). He is currently scheduled to return to Japan on March 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2016, Daily Sports 3/7/2016, Sanspo 3/7/2016 [03/04 @ 12:11pm] As of March 3, Mikolas has not played catch since February 13. Source: Sponichi 3/4/2016 [03/03 @ 10:29pm] Yoshinobu Takahashi told reporters on March 3 that he does not expect Mikolas to be ready for the start of the season. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2016 [02/29 @ 5:17am] Mikolas started throwing into a net on February 27. He threw eighteen baseballs into a net about five meters away from him. It was the first time he threw a baseball in about two weeks. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2016 [02/23 @ 10:34pm] Mikolas may not be ready for opening day. He is focused on the entire season, not just the start. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016 [02/20 @ 6:11pm] Mikolas was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on February 17. Tests confirmed his condition is not serious. Source: Sanspo 2/20/2016 [02/15 @ 2:29am] Mikolas started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder after tossing batting practice on February 11. He will not be reporting to Naha camp. Source: Sponichi 2/14/2016, Sponichi 2/14/2016, Daily Sports 2/14/2016
Jones, Garrett 02/03 02/03 [02/04 @ 1:59am] Jones rested at the team hotel and missed practices on February 3 because he was not feeling well (fever). Source: Sponichi 2/3/2016
Otake, Kan 02/02 02/23 [02/23 @ 11:21pm] Otake tossed a bullpen session to a squatting catcher on February 23. He also ran at seventy to eighty percent. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2016 [02/15 @ 4:21am] Otake was able to toss a bullpen session on February 14. he also did some running. He felt no pain. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2016 [02/02 @ 10:33pm] Otake felt discomfort in his left hamstring during practices on February 1. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 2 and diagnosed with a mild strain. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2016
Aikawa, Ryoji 01/30 01/30 [01/31 @ 1:03am] Aikawa missed practices on January 29 because he was not feeling well. Source: Sanspo 1/30/2016
Hashimoto, Itaru 01/25 01/25 [01/25 @ 10:43pm] Hashimoto was assigned to the rehab group for spring camp because he suffered a strain in his right calf during workouts at Giants Stadium. Source: Daily Sports 1/25/2016
Sugiuchi, Toshiya 01/22 01/28 [01/28 @ 11:01pm] Sugiuchi will most likely spend most of spring camp jogging. He could begin light running if doctors clear him next month. Assuming no problems, dashes would come next. He is still playing catch a maximum distance of forty meters. He does not want to extend the distance until after he has had a chance to strengthen his lower body. Source: Tokyo Sports 1/28/2016 [01/23 @ 2:48pm] Sugiuchi first started feeling discomfort in his hip during the 2006 season. Last year, the pain was so bad he was unable to play catch. Source: Sponichi 1/23/2016 [01/22 @ 7:18pm] Sugiuchi had right hip surgery in October last year. He is making good progress and is hoping to be ready for the second-half of the season. He played catch at a maximum forty meters on January 22. He is still waiting for clearance to run from doctors. Source: Daily Sports 1/22/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/22/2016
Nishimura, Kentaro 01/17 02/18 [02/23 @ 2:15am] Nishimura tossed a bullpen session to a squatting catcher on February 22. It was his first session with a squatting catcher since his surgery. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2016 [02/19 @ 4:42am] Nishimura tossed a bullpen session on February 17 for the first time since his surgery. He felt no pain or discomfort. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2016 [01/07] Nishimura had surgery on his right elbow in September 2015. He is doing long distances throwing at about eighty meters. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2016
Wakiya, Ryota 01/13 01/13 [01/13] Wakiya fractured his right ankle in September 2015. He resumed soft-toss batting practice on January 12. He has already started playing catch. He told reporters he felt things were going a little slower than he imagined. Source: Sanspo 1/13/2016

Hanshin Tigers

Name Date Upd Problem
Sakamoto, Seishiro 03/15 03/15 [03/17 @ 6:23am] The team doctor diagnosed Sakamoto with a strain in his right side. It does not appear to be serious. Source: Sanspo 3/16/2016
Fujinami, Shintaro 03/16 03/16 [03/16 @ 7:50pm] Fujinami twisted his ankle during an exhibition game against Lotte on March 16 (third pitch to Daichi Suzuki in the fourth inning). He remained in the game and pitched into the sixth inning (he threw 110 pitches and left with the bases loaded and two out). He later told reporters that he twisted his ankle twice during the game and was worried about his footing. His ankle appears to be okay. Source: Sports Hochi 3/16/2016, Tokyo Sports 3/16/2016
Fujikawa, Kyuji 03/13 03/13 [03/14 @ 7:49pm] Fujikawa had some problems with light sensitivity during his outing against Nippon Ham on March 13. He told reporters on March 14 it was due to a migraine. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/14/2016
Sakamoto, Seishiro 03/05 03/05 [03/06 @ 5:56pm] Sakamoto missed a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on March 5 with tightness in his right side. Source: Sanspo 3/6/2016
Fujikawa, Shunsuke 03/03 03/03 [03/04 @ 1:40pm] Shunsuke felt discomfort in his right knee (inner portion) during pre-game practices on March 3. He may have tweaked the knee during fielding practice. He left the stadium for tests. Source: Sanspo 3/4/2016
Ogata, Ryosuke 03/03 03/03 [03/04 @ 12:51pm] Ogata took an HBP off his right hamstring during an exhibition game against Softbank on March 3.
Hojo, Fumiya 03/02 03/04 [03/06 @ 3:06am] Hojo was able to play in an exhibition game against Softbank on March 4. He recorded two hits and two RBI. He did miss the game on March 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2016 [03/03 @ 7:12am] Hojo was hit by a pitch on his right calf during batting practice on March 2. He feels a little pain when he puts weight on it. Source: Sanspo 3/3/2016
Iwazaki, Suguru 02/28 03/09 [03/10 @ 7:23pm] Iwazaki tossed a bullpen session on March 9 (twenty-four pitches to a squatting catcher), his first since February 29 (twenty-seven pitches to a standing catcher, fifteen to a squatting catcher). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/10/2016 [02/29 @ 8:55am] Iwazaki has been taking things slow since February 26 because of general body tightness. He started throwing into a net on February 27 and resumed playing catcher on February 28 (about twenty meters). Source: Sanspo 2/29/2016
Iwasada, Yuta 02/22 03/16 [03/18 @ 1:48am] Iwasada started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 16 and gave up a run on four hits over three innings of work. Source: Sanspo 3/17/2016 [03/14 @ 7:41pm] Iwasada pitched in a Kyoiku League game against Softbank on March 13. He pitched one inning, faced the minimum three hitters, and struck out one. It was his first game since February 16. Source: Sanspo 3/14/2016 [03/12 @ 3:09am] Iwasda tossed batting practice on March 10. He faced Masahiro Nakatani and Fumiya Araki and threw fifty pitches. It was the first time he threw to live batters since a practice game against Rakuten on February 16. Source: Sanspo 3/11/2016 [02/24 @ 1:53am] Iwasada canceled a bullpen session February 22 because of tightness in his left shoulder. Source: Sanspo 2/23/2016
Yokoyama, Yuya 02/12 03/10 [03/12 @ 3:12am] Iwasda tossed batting practice on March 10. He faced Naomasa Yokawa, Yuto Morikoshi, and Shinta Hifumi and threw seventy-four pitches. Source: Sanspo 3/11/2016 [02/13 @ 5:24pm] Yokoyama tossed a bullpen session on February 12, his first since he had surgery on his right foot last November. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2016
Hojo, Fumiya 02/12 02/12 [02/13 @ 1:25am] Hojo took things slow after he twisted his right ankle during fielding practice on February 12. Source: Sanspo 2/12/2016
Hague, Matt 02/12 03/09 [03/09 @ 2:02pm] Hague played in an exhibition game against Seibu on March 8. He started at third and batted sixth. He went 0-for-3. He struck out in his second at bat in the fifth inning, but made good contact in his first at bat in the second and his third at bat in the seventh. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2016 [03/07 @ 10:54pm] Hague played in a Kyoiku League game on March 6 (against Chunichi, third base, batted third) and went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He is set to join the Ichi-gun team on March 8 for the exhibition game against Seibu. He will then play in another Kyoiku League game on March 9 against Orix and then rejoin the Ichi-gun team again on March 10 for the exhibition game against Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 3/7/2016, Sanspo 3/7/2016 [03/06 @ 3:11am] Hague played in a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on March 5. He got the start at third and batted third. He went 1-for-2: G1, BB, 1B5. Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2016 [03/03 @ 2:17pm] Tomoaki Kanemoto believes Hague will be okay for opening day if he is ready to play in exhibition games around March 13. Source: Sponichi 3/3/2016 [03/03 @ 7:14am] Hague joined Ichi-gun workouts on March 2. He took thirty-eight swings during batting practice and hit two over the fence. He is hoping to play in a rehab game on March 5 (Kyoiku League game against Chunichi). Source: Sanspo 3/3/2016 [03/01 @ 12:15pm] Hague took fielding practice at third base on February 29. He also took outdoor batting practice: forty swings and eight over the fence, including three in row. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2016 [02/29 @ 8:59am] Hague could rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 2. He is expected to resume outdoor batting practice on Feruary 29. Source: Sanspo 2/29/2016 [02/23 @ 11:27pm] Hague ended his workouts in Okinawa on February 23. He will return to Osaka on February 24 and continue his training/rehab at the Naruohama facilities on February 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2016 [02/23 @ 2:05am] Hague continues to improve. He is now throwing without any problems. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2016 [02/20 @ 5:37pm] Hague is okay on fielding, but still needs more time when it comes to hitting. Source: Daily Sports 2/20/2016 [02/18 @ 3:34am] Hague resumed fielding practice indoors on February 16 and batting practice indoors on February 17. Source: Sanspo 2/17/2016, Sanspo 2/17/2016 [02/14 @ 1:27am] Hague continued to take things slow on February 13. Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2016 [02/13 @ 1:24am] Hague ended batting practice early on February 12 because of tightness in his left side. Source: Sanspo 2/12/2016
Ueda, Kai 02/12 02/13 [02/14 @ 2:40am] Ueda returned to practices on February 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2016 [02/12 @ 11:05pm] Ueda missed practices on February 12 because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016
Matsuda, Ryoma 02/06 03/21 [03/23 @ 6:20am] Matsuda tossed batting practice on March 21. He faced Kai Ueda and Naoto Nishida. He threw forty-two pitches. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2016 [03/12 @ 6:54pm] Matsuda threw 100 pitches in the bullpen at Naruohama on March 12. This was his third session since he resumed practices. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016 [02/06 @ 3:35pm] Matsuda felt discomfort in his right shoulder on February 5. He was examined at a hospital in Kadena. He was sent back to Osaka with inflammation in his shoulder. Source: Sports Hochi 2/6/2016, Daily Sports 2/6/2016
Shimamoto, Hiroya 02/04 03/10 [03/11 @ 10:47am] Shimamoto pitched two shutout innings in relief during an exhibition game against Yokohama on March 10. He faced seven hitters and threw twenty-nine pitches. Source: Daily Sports 3/11/2016 [03/02 @ 2:36pm] Shimamoto is fully healed and ready to pitch. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016 [02/16 @ 10:30pm] Shimamoto joined Ni-gun camp on February 16. He was able to toss a bullpen session with a standing catcher. Source: Daily Sports 2/16/2016, Sports Hochi 2/16/2016 [02/04 @ 10:28pm] Shimamoto developed pain in his left leg on February 3. He was examined at a hospital in Okinawa on February 4 and diagnosed with strong tightness in his left adductor muscle. He will be sent back to Osaka for treatment. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2016
Ito, Hayata 01/31 02/06 [02/08 @ 2:30am] Ito started a rehab program on February 6. Source: Sanspo 2/7/2016 [02/07 @ 2:26am] Ito arrived in Aki, Kochi on February 5. Source: Sanspo 2/6/2016 [02/03 @ 7:04am] Ito will need to keep the shoulder immobile for about a month. It could take about four months for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 2/3/2016 [02/02 @ 3:35pm] It is uncertain how much time Ito will need for a full recovery. If he needs surgery, he could be out for at least three months. Source: Sponichi 2/2/2016 [02/01 @ 11:39pm] Ito was examined at a hospital in Osaka on February 1 and diagnosed with a right shoulder labrum injury. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2016 [01/31 @ 10:05pm] Ito hurt his right shoulder during workouts on January 30. He returned to Osaka on January 31 for tests. Source: Chunichi Sports 1/31/2016, Sports Hochi 1/31/2016, Daily Sports 1/31/2016
Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 01/29 01/29 [01/29 @ 3:46pm] Nishioka hurt his right elbow in May last year. It is apparently back to about seventy percent. He does not think it will affect his play on the field and is planning to be at 100 percent by opening day. Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2016
Mochizuki, Atsushi 01/27 01/30 [01/31 @ 12:46am] Mochizuki resumed practices on January 29. Source: Sanspo 1/30/2016 [01/29 @ 11:25pm] Mochizuki missed practices on January 28 as well. Source: Sanspo 1/29/2016 [01/27 @ 9:59pm] Mochizuki did not attend practices on January 27 because he was not feeling well. He developed a slight fever on January 26 and was examined at a hospital. He was advised to get some rest. Source: Daily Sports 1/27/2016
Iwamoto, Akira 01/19 01/19 [01/19 @ 7:52am] Iwamoto threw thirty pitches to a standing catcher during a bullpen session on January 17. It was his first session in about four months because of problems with his right shoulder.
Fujinami, Shintaro 01/04 02/16 [02/17 @ 12:11am] Fujinami was not selected to the Samurai Japan roster because of he is coming off right shoulder problems. Source: Daily Sports 2/16/2016 [01/04] Fujinami was shutdown because of inflammation in his right shoulder. He resumed playing catch on January 4. He threw the ball forty-five times at a maximum distance of about thirty meters. He threw the last eighteen pitches at a distance of about eighteen meters and mixed in some off-speed pitches. Source: Sanspo 1/4/2016
Takayama, Shun 01/04 01/19 [02/02 @ 10:24pm] Takayama played catch at a distance of about eighty meters on February 2. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2016 [01/22 @ 2:12pm] Takayama took live batting practice for the first time in about three months on January 22. The session lasted about six minutes behind closed doors. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/23/2016 [01/19 @ 8:05am] Takayama swung the bat 200 times during soft-toss batting practice on January 18. Should be able to resume hitting against a machines and batting practice pitchers soon. Source: Sanspo 1/19/2016 [01/16 @ 12:04pm] Takayama could either resume batting practice against pitching machines, or hit more baseball during soft-toss batting practice during the third block of rookie training camp that begins on January 17. Hit hit 150 baseballs during soft-toss batting practice on January 15. Source: Daily Sports 1/16/2016, Daily Sports 1/16/2016 [01/04] Takayama is coming off right hand surgery. He has already resumed swinging the bat at full speed during soft-toss batting practice and is playing catch at a distance of about twenty-seven meters. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/4/2016

Hiroshima Carp

Name Date Upd Problem
Arai, Takahiro 03/20 03/22 [03/23 @ 1:22am] Arai resumed batting practice on March 22 at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/22/2016 [03/22 @ 1:41am] Arai did not participate in batting practice on March 21. He also sat out the exhibition game against Softbank. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2016 [03/20 @ 7:50pm] Arai left an exhibition game against Softbank after he took a bad hop off his right thumb while playing first base in the bottom of the third inning. He was taken to a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with a bruise on his right thumb. He is considered day-to-day. Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2016
Kuroda, Hiroki 03/06 03/07 [03/07 @ 6:11pm] Kuroda practiced at Mazda Stadium on March 7. His workouts included playing catch and light dashes/running. He told reporters he felt fine and that getting hit in the ankle was nothing new. He is not expected to miss any future outings. Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2016, Sponichi 3/7/2016 [03/06 @ 3:32pm] Kuroda left an exhibition game against Seibu on March 6 after taking a batted ball off his left ankle in the third inning. He was removed from the game as a precaution. Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2016, Sponichi 3/6/2016
Okada, Akitake 03/05 03/05 [03/06 @ 3:16am] Okada took a foul ball off the area above his left eye during bunt practices on March 4. He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima. There was some swelling, but no abnormalties were found (eye, bone, brain). Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2016, Sponichi 3/5/2016
Suzuki, Seiya 02/22 03/22 [03/23 @ 10:58pm] Suzuki could play in his first rehab game on March 25 (Ni-gun, against Hanshin). Source: Sponichi 3/23/2016 [03/19 @ 2:29pm] Suzuki could be ready for the active roster some tie in early April. He resumed soft-toss batting practice on March 8. He took fielding practice and participated in a batting practice scrimmage on March 23. He is waiting for the green light to play in rehab games. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2016 [03/01 @ 2:49am] Suzuki is walking without any problems. The strain was mild. He believes he will be ready for opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/29/2016 [02/22 @ 11:09pm] Suzuki hurt his right leg while running out a grounder in the third inning of a practice game against KIA (KBO) on February 22. He was removed on defense in the fifth inning and taken to a hospital in Okinawa during the game. He was diagnosed with a strain in his right hamstring that will require about two weeks of treatment. He will report to San-gun for rehab on February 23. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/22/2016, Daily Sports 2/22/2016
Osera, Daichi 02/21 03/16 [03/17 @ 6:30pm] Osera resumed playing catch on March 11. He started throwing the ball a little harder March 16. He threw the ball fifty times light and easy at a distance of twenty meters on March 15. He threw the ball forty-five times with a little more strength at twenty-five meters on March 16. Assuming no setbacks, he might be ready for the active roster in May. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/17/2016 [02/27 @ 6:25pm] If everything goes smoothly, Osera might be ready to make the active roster in mid-April. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2016 [02/27 @ 1:30am] Osera rehabbed at Mazda Stadium on February 26. Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2016 [02/25 @ 6:46pm] Osera was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima. The organization found out on February 23 that he has partial damage in his right medial collateral ligament. He will be shut down for two weeks and then re-examined. He is not expected to be ready for opening day. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016 [02/22 @ 9:53am] Osera returned to Hiroshima for tests on February 22. Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2016, Sponichi 2/22/2016 [02/21 @ 7:40pm] Osera started feeling discomfort in his right elbow during practices on February 20 (he either cut a bullpen session short or started feeling the discomfort while tossing batting practice). He was removed from the Samurai Japan roster on February 21. He will be examined at a hospital in Okinawa. There is a chance he might not be ready for opening day. Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2016, Daily Sports 2/21/2016, Sponichi 2/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2016

Noma, Takayoshi

02/13 02/15 [02/24 @ 6:33pm] Noma will rejoin Ichi-gun work outs on February 25. Source: Sports Hochi 2/24/2016 [02/16 @ 10:22pm] The media learned on February 15 that Noma will be sent to San-gun as he recovers. He spent the last couple of days resting at the team hotel. Source: Daily Sports 2/16/2016 [02/14 @ 1:13am] Noma was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis on February 13. Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2016
Funakoshi, Ryota 02/09 02/10 [02/11 @ 12:14am] Funakoshi was examined at a hospital in Nichinan and diagnosed with damage in his infraspinatus muscle. Source: Daily Sports 2/10/2016 [02/09 @ 7:31pm] Funakoshi did not play in an intra-squad game on February 9 because of pain in his right shoulder. He started feeling discomfort in the shoulder on February 8. He will be reassigned to San-gun (rehab group) and will be examined at a hospital. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2016
Horie, Atsuya 02/03 02/03 [02/04 @ 12:01am] Horie developed pain in his right side while tossing batting practice on February 3. He started feeling the pain after throwing twenty-eight pitches. He was examined at a hospital in Nichinan and diagnosed with a stress fracture in his twelfth rib on the right side. He will rest at the team hotel on February 4 and will focus on treatment at San-gun beginning on February 6. Source: Sports Hochi 2/3/2016, Daily Sports 2/3/2016

Chunichi Dragons

Name Date Upd Problem
Hirata, Ryosuke 03/29 03/29 [03/31 @ 3:59am] Hirata missed the Hiroshima game on March 29 because he felt discomfort in his left hip during pre-game practices. Source: Sanspo 3/30/2016
Hirata, Ryosuke 03/20 03/20 [03/22 @ 2:12am] Hirata left an exhibition game against Lotte on March 20 after the third inning because he felt a little discomfort in his right shoulder. He tweaked it when he threw the ball to home plate on a sac fly in the third inning. Source: Sponichi 3/21/2016
Asao, Takuya 03/10 03/11 [03/11 @ 2:32am] Asao could resume playing catch in two of three days if his condition improves. Source: Daily Sports 3/11/2016 [03/10 @ 7:00pm] Asao might miss the start of the season with mild inflammation in his right shoulder. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/10/2016
Ogasawara, Shinnosuke 02/26 02/26 [02/27 @ 12:26am] Tokyo Sports is reporting that loose cartilage was found in Ogasawara's left elbow. Surgery is a possibility, but he would rather avoid going under the knife if possible. He currently feels no pain when throwing. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/26/2016
Iwase, Hitoki 02/26 03/28 [03/29 @ 10:32pm] Iwase joined the Ichi-gun team on March 28 and tossed a bullpen session in front of the coaches. Source: Sponichi 3/29/2016 [03/22 @ 2:06am] Iwase did not pitch in any games between March 13 and 20 because he had some neck problems (he slept on it wrong). He topped out at 133km/h on March 20. Source: Sponichi 3/21/2016 [03/20 @ 9:50pm] Iwase pitched in an exhibition game against Lotte on March 20. He entered the game in the ninth inning and did not allow a run over an inning of work (G5, BB, G3DP). He also pitched in a Kyoiku League game on March 13 against Hiroshima (start, one run on one hit over one inning). Source: Chunichi Sports 3/14/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2016 [03/11 @ 2:24am] Iwase will most likely pitch in a game some time after March 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2016 [03/02 @ 6:46pm] Iwase returned to Nagoya on March 1. He participated in practices at Nagoya Stadium on March 2. Source: Sanspo 3/2/2016 [02/27 @ 12:12am] Iwase was diagnosed with influenza A and missed practices on February 26. Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2016
Valdes, Raul 02/22 02/22 [02/22 @ 10:51pm] Valdes is working his way back from left shoulder pain. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/22/2016
Nomoto, Kei 02/17 02/17 [02/18 @ 3:45am] Nomoto felt discomfort in his right leg after warm-ups on February 16. He was taken to a hospital in Okinawa for tests. Source: Sanspo 2/17/2016
Jaime, Juan 02/09 02/22 [02/24 @ 12:26am] When Jaime resumed playing catcher on February 18, he still felt the discomfort and was shut down again. Source: Sponichi 2/23/2016 [02/23 @ 2:07am] Jaime first started feeling discomfort in his shoulder some time between December 2015 and January. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2016 [02/22 @ 10:47pm] Jaime is still having problems with his right shoulder. There has been improvement, but not enough for him to resume pitching practices. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/22/2016 [02/19 @ 1:56am] Jaime resumed playing catch on February 18. He played catch for about fifteen minutes at a distance of around twenty meters. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/18/2016 [02/11 @ 1:33am] Jaime was sent down to Ni-gun on February 9 with tightness (no pain) in his right arm. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2016
Tamura, Hitoshi 02/08 02/08 [02/08 @ 2:21pm] Tamura hurt his right calf during practices on February 6. He may have suffered a muscle strain and might require about half a month for a full recovery. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2016
Fuku, Hiroto 01/30 02/16 [02/16 @ 11:28pm] Fuku joined Ichi-gun practices on February 16. Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2016 [01/08 @ 12:27am] Fuku tossed a bullpen session to a squatting catcher on February 7. Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2016 [01/30 @ 11:09pm] Fuku twisted his left ankle during workouts at Chatan on January 28. He was examined at a hospital in Okinawa on January 29 and diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. He was assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp, but joined the Ni-gun Yomitan group on January 30. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/30/2016, Sponichi 1/30/2016
Araki, Masahiro 01/30 02/04 [02/05 @ 1:07am] Araki resumed practices on February 4. He will be assigned to Ni-gun camp. Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2016 [02/01 @ 3:08am] Araki is staying in a room on another floor at the team hotel to avoid the spread of the flu within the team. Source: Sponichi 1/31/2016 [01/30 @ 4:34pm] Araki missed workouts on January 30 because he was not feeling well. He was examined at a hospital in Chatan, Okinawa and diagnosed with influenza B. Source: Sports Hochi 1/30/2016, Daily Sports 1/30/2016
Ishioka, Ryota 01/13 01/25 [01/26 @ 4:03pm] It is unknown how long Ishioka will be out. He is not expected to attend spring camp in Okinawa. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2016 [01/25 @ 8:19pm] The Dragons announced on January 25 that Ishioka will have surgery to treat a herniated disc in his lower back at a hospital in Nagoya on January 28. Source: Tokyo Sports 1/25/2016, Daily Sports 1/25/2016 [01/13] Ishioka felt tightness in his lower back on January 13. He worked out separately from the rest of the 2015 draft class. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/13/2016
Hamada, Tomohiro 01/25 01/28 [01/28 @ 11:11pm] Hamada was discharged from the hospital in January 27. He ended up recovering a lot more quickly than initial estimates. He is hoping to make it to the first day of spring camp. Source: Tokyo Sports 1/28/2016 [01/26 @ 4:04pm] Hamada will join Ni-gun spring camp when he is ready. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2016 [01/25 @ 8:28pm] Hamada will be hospitalized for about a week (beginning on January 25) with an acute gastric mucosal lesion. Source: Tokyo Sports 1/25/2016, Daily Sports 1/25/2016
Nakagawa, Seiya 01/13 01/13 [01/13] Nakagawa felt tightness in his right calf after playing catch on January 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/13/2016
Ogasawara, Shinnosuke 01/12 01/12 [01/12] Ogasawara is not planning to toss a bullpen session until he goes to Okinawa for spring camp out of concern for his left elbow. Source: Sanspo 1/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/12/2016
Yoshimi, Kazuki 01/03 03/21 [03/21 @ 11:58pm] Yoshimi could be ready to pitch at Ichi-gun some time in April. He started an exhibition game against Lotte on March 21 and did not allow a run over 4.2 innings of work. He threw fifty-seven pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2016, Sports Hochi 3/21/2016 [03/13 @ 12:14pm] Yoshimi's appearance on March 12 was his first since a Yokohama game on August 5, 2014. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2016 [03/12 @ 10:16pm] Yoshimi started a Kyoiku League game on March 12 and gave up a run on five hits over two innings of work. It was his first appearance in a game since his surgery in October 2015. He topped out at 141km/h. He is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game on March 21 against Lotte. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016 [03/10 @ 10:01am] Yoshimi is scheduled to pitch in a Kyoiku League game against Hiroshima on March 12. Source: Sanspo 3/10/2016 [03/04 @ 7:17pm] Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on March 4. He threw thirty-seven pitches and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/4/2016 [01/03] Yoshimi is working his way back from right elbow surgery. He has already resumed pitching practices and will most likely be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp. He is hoping to make the opening day starting rotation. Source: Sports Hochi 1/3/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

Name Date Upd Problem
Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo 03/17 03/20 [03/20 @ 9:30pm] Tsutsugo returned to the line-up on March 30. He got the start in left and batted fourth in an exhibition game against Rakuten. He recorded a timely hit to center in the third inning. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016 [03/20 @ 8:38am] Tsutsugo missed two exhibition games. He told reporters on March 19 that he was feeling much better. He is expected to play on March 20. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016 [03/17 @ 10:03pm] Tsutsugo was removed from an exhibition game against Chunichi on March 16 because of tightness in his left hamstring. His condition is not considered serious. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/17/2016, Daily Sports 3/17/2016
Yamaguchi, Shun 03/15 03/20 [03/20 @ 9:24pm] Alex Ramirez announced on March 20 that Shoichi Ino will get the opening day start because he wants Yamaguchi at 100 percent when he returns. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2016 [3/20 @ 7:49am] The coaches and medical staff will be involved in the final decision. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2016 [03/19 @ 8:43pm] The Bay Stars will make a final decision on Yamaguchi on March 21. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016 [03/17 @ 6:09pm] Yamaguchi may have sprained his right ankle when he tried to cover first base during a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 12. He has since resumed playing catch. Sponichi 3/17/2016 [03/16 @ 6:39pm] The media learned on March 15 that Yamaguchi hurt his right ankle during a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 12. He was scratched from his next start on March 19 as a precaution. The injury is not considered serious, but changes could be made to the opening day rotation. Source: Sports Hochi 3/16/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/16/2016
Romak, Jamie 03/13 03/13 [03/14 @ 1:29am] Romak hurt his right index finger when a pitch he swung at hit the finger during his at bat in the second inning of an exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 13. He completed the at bat (strike out) and was replaced on defense in the bottom-half of the inning. Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2016
Sekine, Taiki 03/12 03/15 [03/15 @ 11:10pm] Sekine was diagnosed with a dislocated right shoulder. Source: Sponichi 3/15/2016 [03/14 @ 4:30am] Sekine is not expected to be ready for opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/13/2016 [03/12 @ 7:12pm] Sekine hurt his right shoulder when he attempted to steal second in the ninth inning of an exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 12. He will return to Yokohama on March 13 for tests. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016
Kumabara, Kento 03/02 03/09 [03/09 @ 2:20pm] The discomfort Kumabara was feeling in his right side was improving, but it may have resurfaced while playing catch during pre-game practices on March 8. [03/08 @ 11:18pm] Kumabara was scratched from a game because of discomfort in his right side. The discomfort resurfaced while running during pre-game practices. He will be sent down to Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/18/2016 [03/03 @ 2:08pm] Kumbara tweaked his right side while working with weights at Yokohama Stadium on March 1. It does not appear to be a serious injury. Source: Sponichi 3/3/2016
Amiya, Keisho 02/23 02/24 [02/24 @ 11:42am] Amiya will most likely require surgery. He will be returning to Tokyo shortly. He could require about two months for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2016 [02/23 @ 7:04pm] Amiya hurt his left hand during a Ni-gun practice game against SK (KBO) on February 22. He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a fracture in his hamate bone. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2016
Kajitani, Takayuki 02/17 03/11 [03/12 @ 2:09am] Alex Ramirez told reporters on March 11 that Kajitani was close to returning. He could be ready for opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2016, Daily Sports 3/11/2016 [02/19 @ 2:36am] Kajitani was fine for two or three days after crashing into a fence during fielding practice on February 9. He started feeling pain after that. It culminated with him having difficulty throwing on February 17. Samurai Japan announced on February 19 that he was taken off the roster due to the injury. Source: Daily Sports 2/18/2016, Sponichi 2/18/2016, Samurai Japan announcement [02/18 @ 2:09am] Kajitani missed a practice game against KIA on February 17 because of pain in his left side (inflammation). He will withdraw from Samurai Japan. Kajitani may have tweaked something when he crashed into a fence during fielding practice about a week ago. Source: Daily Sports 2/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/17/2016, Sponichi 2/17/2016
Ishikawa, Takehiro 02/16 03/12 [03/13 @ 3:34am] Ishikawa played in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 12. He was the starting designated hitter and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4. Source: Sports Hochi 3/12/2016 [03/11 @ 2:12am] Alex Ramirez told reporters that Ishikawa might be ready for opening day. He will most likely play in seven to eight games at Ni-gun before he gets called up. Source: Daily Sports 3/11/2016 [02/16 @ 11:36pm] Ishikawa had surgery on his right elbow in November last year. He is expected to be ready for the regular season. Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2016
Shirasaki, Hiroyuki 02/16 02/16 [02/16 @ 11:33pm] Shirasaki had surgery on his left shoulder last year in October. He played in a Ni-gun practice game against Hanwha on February 16 and went 0-for-2 as a designated hitter. He is expected to be ready for the regular season. Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2016
Herrera, Yoslan 02/11 02/11 [02/23 @ 10:06pm] Herrera threw off elevated ground on February 23. He is slated to toss a bullpen session with a standing catcher on February 27. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2016 [02/11 @ 10:45pm] The media learned on February 11 that Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder. He has not done any throwing since his last bullpen session on February 2. The inflammation is not serious. He will remain with the Ichi-gun team as he recovers. Source: Daily Sports 2/11/2016
Shirane, Naoki 02/11 02/12 [02/12 @ 6:13pm] Shirane returned to practices on February 12. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2016 [02/11 @ 10:21pm] Shirane left practices early on February 11 because he was not feeling well. He was taken to a hospital in Urasoe and diagnosed with gastroenteritis. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016, Daily Sports 2/11/2016
Takasaki, Kentaro 02/08 02/08 [02/08 @ 11:17pm]Takasaki has inflammation in his left second toe due to gout. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2016
Goto, Taketoshi 02/08 02/08 [02/08 @ 11:15pm] Goto has a mild strain in his right hamstring. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2016
Abe, Tateki 02/08 02/08 [02/08 @ 11:14pm] Abe has inflammation in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2016
Yamazaki, Noriharu 02/07 02/25 [02/25 @ 8:37am] Yamazaki had surgery on February 25. Source: Sponichi 2/25/2016 [02/24 @ 11:39pm] The media learned on February 23 that Yamazaki is not expected to return this season. He will undergo surgery on his knee at a hospital in Kanagawa within the next few days. He will most likely require about eight months to a year for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2016, Sports Hochi 2/24/2016 [02/08 @ 11:11pm] Yamazaki was re-examined at a hospital in Yokohama on February 8. There was no change in his diagnosis. Surgery is a possibility. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2016 [02/08 @ 3:15pm] Yamazaki hurt his left knee during practices on February 5. He was examined at a hospital in Okinawa and diagnosed with a tear in his left medial collateral ligament. He returned to Yokohama on February 7. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2016
Miyazaki, Toshiro 02/03 02/03 [02/04 @ 1:04am] Miyazaki hurt his right ankle while running infield plays during practices on February 3. He was treated, but did not go to the hospital. He will be sent down to Ni-gun on February 4. Source: Daily Sports 2/3/2016
Nogawa, Takuto 02/01 02/01 [02/01 @ 4:18pm] Nogawa developed minor inflammation in his left shoulder after a bullpen session on January 28 and was re-assigned to Ni-gun spring camp. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2016
Ishikawa, Takehiro 01/26 01/26 [01/26 @ 10:13pm] Ishikawa will be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp because he is still coming back from surgery on his right elbow in November last year. Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2016
Hayashi, Masanori 01/08 01/08 [01/08] Hayashi had surgery to clean his left elbow in August 2015. He was able to throw the ball at a maximum distance of seventy to eighty meters on January 7. Source: Daily Sports 1/8/2016

Softbank Hawks

Name Date Upd Problem

Akashi, Kenji

03/28 03/28 [03/29 @ 9:15am] Akashi was taken off the active roster on March 28 with a right shoulder injury. Source: Sponichi 3/28/2016
Uchikawa, Seiichi 03/21 03/23 [03/23 @ 10:10pm] Uchikawa was able to rejoin general practices on March 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2016 [03/21 @ 10:02pm] Uchikawa did not travel with the team to Hiroshima for an exhibition game against the Carp on March 21 because he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis. He is expected to re-join the team for practices on March 23. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/21/2016, Sponichi 3/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2016
Niho, Akira 03/13 03/13 [03/14 @ 6:49pm] Niho was scratched from an outing against Yakult on March 13 because of discomfort in his right elbow. He has been feeling tightness in the elbow since spring camp. He will be evaluated within the next few days and will rehab at the Chikugo facilities. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/14/2016 [03/14 @ 12:59am] Niho complained of pain in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2016
Uchikawa, Seiichi 03/13 03/20 [03/20 @ 10:00pm] Uchikawa played in an exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 20. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning and grounded out to short. He hit a double to left in his second at bat in the sixth inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2016 [03/19 @ 8:46pm] Uchikawa joined Ichi-gun practices at YafuOku Dome on March 18. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016 [03/14 @ 7:53pm] Uchikawa first started feeling discomfort in the shoulder after he banged it against the ground while playing defense in a practice game against Rakuten on February 25. There was no pain at the time, only discomfort. Source: Sponichi 4/14/2016 [03/14 @ 12:49am] Uchikawa will not be with the Ichi-gun team during its road trip to the Kanto area because of inflammation in his left rotator cuff and a bone contusion on his left humerus. He first started feeling discomfort in the shoulder area after a practice game against Rakuten during spring camp. His condition is not considered serious, but the pain was bad enough that he had difficulty raising his arm on March 13. The Hawks will reassess his condition when he rejoins the team on March 18. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/13/2016, Daily Sports 3/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/13/2016
Yanagita, Yuki 03/07 03/08 [03/20 @ 8:41am] Yanagita got the start in center during an exhibition game against Hiroshima on March 19. It was the first time he played defense in a game this year. He could still end up at designated hitter on opening day depending on weather conditions. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016 [03/08 @ 12:12pm] There are still concerns about Yanagita's right elbow (he had surgery in November 2015). There are some that feel he should only be used as a designated hitter until his elbow is fully healed and that having him do more could delay his recovery or ruin his career. Source: ZakZak 3/8/2015
Nakata, Kenichi 02/23 02/23 [02/25 @ 3:25am] Nakata tossed a bullpen session on February 23. It was the first time he pitched off a mound since he tossed batting practice on February 10. He was shut down of tightness in his left elbow. He threw at sixty to seventy percent and felt no discomfort. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2016
Otonari, Kenji 02/18 02/18 [02/19 @ 4:47am] Otonari was shut down with tightness in his left elbow after a bullpen session on February 9. He tossed his first session since then on February 18. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2016
Terahara, Hayato 02/15 02/15 [02/16 @ 4:10am] Terahara skipped his turn to toss batting practice on February 14 because of tightness in his left calf. He was able to toss a bullpen session on February 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2016
Uchikawa, Seiichi 02/09 02/10 [02/11 @ 1:06am] Uchikawa rejoined practices on February 10. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2016 [02/10 @ 1:58am] Uchikawa missed practices on February 9 because of tonsil inflammation. He developed a fever on February 8 and was examined at a hospital. He rested at the team hotel, but the fever did not go away. Source: Sanspo 2/9/2016, Sponichi 2/9/2016
Takahashi, Junpei 01/09 02/13 [02/21 @ 11:50am] Takahashi played catch at a distance of about thirty meters on February 20. He spoke to Kimiyasu Kudo and the two decided it was time for him to move on to the next step in his rehab. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2016 [02/14 @ 3:00am] Takahashi played catch for the first time during spring camp on February 13. He threw the ball twenty-five times at a distance of about twenty meters. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2016 [01/10 @ 2:35pm] Takahashi felt the tightness during his second dash. He started slowing down during his third dash and was jogging in his fourth, fifth, and sixth dashes. Source: Sponichi 1/10/2016 [01/09] Takahashi felt tightness in his left shin while running ten 200 meters dashes during workouts on January 9. The tightness developed while he was running his third 200 meter dash. He slowed down with his fourth dash and then stopped after his sixth as a precaution. Source: Daily Sports 1/9/2016, Sponichi 1/9/2016, Sports Hochi 1/9/2016
Yanagita, Yuki 01/07 02/26 [02/26 @ 8:17pm] Yanagita still develops some tightness in his elbow when he does some throwing. There are some concerns he might be pushing too hard to make opening day. He will most likely spend most of his time as a designated hitter until the elbow is fully healed. Source: ZakZak 2/26/2016 [02/08 @ 2:35am] Yanagita is now able to play catch at a distance between fifty to six meters. Source: Sanspo 2/7/2016 [01/20 @ 9:10am] Yanagita resumed batting practices against BP pitchers and machines on January 19. It was the first time he took batting practice against pitchers and machines since his surgery. He was able to full swings without any pain. Source: Sponichi 1/20/2016, Daily Sports 1/20/2016 [01/07] Yanagita had surgery on his right elbow in November. He played catch at a distance of about thirty meters on January 5 and felt no pain in his elbow. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2016
Kawase, Hikaru 01/05 01/05 [01/05] Kawase suffered a fracture in his left hand (navicular bone) when he fell while running at night in December. He had surgery to treat the fracture at a hospital in Fukuoka on January 4. He will require about three months for a full recovery. He will begin a rehab program after a week long hospital stay. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2016, Sponichi 1/5/2016
Matsuzaka, Daisuke 01/05 03/10 [03/10 @ 7:48pm] Matsuzaka's right shoulder felt fine a day after he pitched in a batting practice scrimmage. He is now slated to start an exhibition game on March 16 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome and pitch about four innings. He will join the Ichi-gun team on March 11. Source: Sponichi 3/10/2016, Daily Sports 3/10/2016 [03/10 @ 4:50am] Matsuzaka is slated to pitch in his first exhibition game some time after March 14 (most likely between March 15 and 17). He pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on March 9: he faced fifteen hitters and threw sixty-two pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2016 [03/09 @ 1:29pm] Matsuzaka's new goal may be to make the active roster in May. Source: ZakZak 3/9/2016 [03/04 @ 7:50pm] Matsuzaka started and pitched two innings in a practice game against Doosan on March 3. He had no problems with his shoulder on March 4. His next outing could come on March 10 (Kyoiku League against Hiroshima). Source: Chunichi Sports 3/4/2016, Sponichi 3/4/2016 [03/01 @ 5:18pm] The Hawks do not need six pitchers for their rotation in April because they are not scheduled to play six games in a row until May. They also have other alternatives. This could mean they will not need Matsuzaka until May at the earliest. Source: ZakZak 3/1/2016 [02/27 @ 12:20am] Kudo told reporters that he is not planning to include Matsuzaka in the opening day starting rotation (five pitchers for the first five games of the season) because he does not want him to feel rushed. The Hawks will need six starters in April. Matsuzaka will have a chance to win the sixth spot. He is currently scheduled to pitch in a practice game against Doosan on March 3. Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2016 [02/23 @ 9:58pm] Matsuzaka could pitch in a practice game against Doosan on March 2 (assuming no problems). Source: Tokyo Sports 2/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2016 [02/23 @ 2:09am] Matsuzaka might not get to pitch in any games/scrimmages until March. Kudo feels he is still not quite ready and could keep him with the rehab group in Miyazaki until at least March 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2016 [01/29 @ 3:17pm] Kimiyasu Kudo feels Matsuzaka will be ready for the active roster some time after April. Source: ZakZak 1/20/2016 ... Matsuzaka can do long toss at up to ninety meters. He already has two bullpen sessions under his belt, one with a squatting catcher. Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2016 [01/28 @ 11:06pm] Matsuzaka worked out at the Saitozaki facilities on January 28. He played catch in front of the media for the first time since August 2015. He resumed playing catch in November and played catch at a distance of forty meters on January 28. He does not feel any pain or unease when throwing the ball. He has also already tossed two bullpen sessions. This is apparently the best he has felt since the year he left for the Majors. Source: Tokyo Sports 1/28/2016, Sponichi 1/28/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/28/2016 [01/27 @ 9:11pm] Matsuzaka will be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp (rehab group). Source: Sanspo 1/27/2016 [01/05] Matsuzaka spoke to Sponichi on January 4 about his progress. He is maxing out his long throws at sixty meters at sixty to seventy percent effort. He still has good and bad days, but never bad enough to make him think things are not going well. He is hoping to toss a bullpen session some time this month. Source: Sponichi 1/5/2016

Nippon Ham Fighters

Name Date Upd Problem
Ishikawa, Shingo 03/24 03/24 [03/26 @ 4:52am] Ishikawa took a pitch off right calf in the fourth inning of a Ni-gun game agaisnt Yomiuri on March 24. He most likely suffered a bruise. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2016
Tanimoto, Keisuke 03/24 03/24 [03/24 @ 3:46pm] Tanimoto was examined at a hospital in Chiba and diganosed with influenza B. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2016
Takeda, Hisashi 03/17 03/17

[03/17 @ 10:07pm] Takeda had surgery on both knees last season. He pitched in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 17 and tossed one shutout inning in relief. It was his third rehab outing. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/17/2016

Oka, Hiromi 03/17 03/17 [03/17 @ 9:12pm] Oka was removed from an exhibition game against Softbank on March 17 because he twisted his right ankle while trying to run out to grounder to short in the sixth inning. He went to a hospital for tests and diagnosed with a sprain. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/17/2016, Sanspo 3/18/2016
Uwasawa, Naoyuki 03/15 03/19 [03/23 @ 5:17pm] Uwasawa had surgery on his right elbowon March 23. He will be discharged from the hospital in a couple of days and begin his rehab at Kamagaya. He will require about eight weeks for a full recovery. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/23/2016 [03/19 @ 2:17pm] The Fighters announced on March 19 that Uwasawa will have surgery to clean out his right elbow on March 23. He will require about six weeks for a full recovery. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2016, Sponichi 3/19/2016 [03/15 @ 10:45pm] Uwasawa might not be ready for opening day because he is still recovering from pain in his right elbow. He was assigned to Ni-gun spring camp after returning from Arizona camp and has been taking things so ever since. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/15/2016
Nakata, Sho 03/10 03/10 [03/11 @ 11:15am] No abnormalities were found during Nakata's visit to the hospital on March 10. Source: Sponichi 3/11/2016 [03/10 @ 7:55pm] Nakata missed an exhibition game against Seibu on March 10 because of a right ankle injury. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo. He first started having problems with his ankle during spring camp. Source: Daily Sports 3/10/2016
Nishikawa, Haruki 03/01 03/12 [03/13 @ 12:54pm] Nishikawa got the start in left and batted third in a Ni-gun game agianst Seibu on March 12. It was his first game back in the outfield since he hurt his right shoulder on February 28. He could rejoin the Ichi-gun team on February 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/13/2016 [03/02 @ 2:40pm] Nishikawa missed the Yomiuri exhibition game on March 1 because of right shoulder pain. He hurt the shoulder when he attempted a diving catch during a practice game against Hiroshima on February 28. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016
Yoneno, Tomohito 02/23 02/23 [02/23 @ 4:57pm] The Fighters announced on February 23 that Yoneno was diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/23/2016
Ichikawa, Tomoya 02/23 02/23 [02/23 @ 4:57pm] The Fighters announced on February 23 that Yoneno was diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/23/2016
Iiyama, Yuji 02/23 02/23 [02/23 @ 4:57pm] The Fighters announced on February 23 that Yoneno was diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/23/2016
Kishisato, Ryosuke 02/22 02/22 [02/22 @ 9:41pm] Kishisato was examined at a hospital in Nago and diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2016
Kondo, Kensuke 02/20 02/23 [02/23 @ 5:22pm] Kondo returned to Ichi-gun practices on February 23. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2016 [02/20 @ 2:01pm] Kondo was examined at a hospital in Nago and diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2016
Ota, Kengo 02/19 02/23 [02/23 @ 5:23pm] Ota returned to Ichi-gun practices on February 23. Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2016 [02/19 @ 10:09pm] The Fighters announced on February 19 that Ota was examined at a hospital in Nago and diagnosed with influenza A. He cut his practices short on February 19 because he was not feeling well. Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2016
Oka, Hiromi 02/17 02/17 [02/17 @ 10:36pm] Oka was diagnosed with inflammation in his left knee. He will require ten to two weeks for a full recovery. He first felt discomfort in his knee on February 9. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/17/2016, Daily Sports 2/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/17/2016
Asama, Daiki 02/17 02/17 [02/17 @ 10:33pm] Asama was examined at a hospital in Okinawa on February 17 and diagnosed with acute lower back pain. He will need about two weeks for a full recovery. He hurt his lower back during a practice game on February 10. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/17/2016, Daily Sports 2/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/17/2016
Uwasawa, Naoyuki 02/12 01/12 [02/15 @ 4:36am] Uwasawa started feeling discomfort in his right elbow at the end of last season. He was throwing at fifty to sixty percent in January. He was able to toss batting practice on February 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2016
Oka, Hiromi 02/11 02/11 [02/12 @ 3:16pm] Oka missed practices on February 8 and 9 because of tightness in his left knee. He resumed practices on February 10. He will return to general workouts on February 12. Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2016
Kondo, Kensuke 01/27 02/20 [02/20 @ 2:06pm] Kondo's knee is still causing problems on defense, but not in swinging the bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2016 [01/27 @ 3:14pm] Kondo is still having problems with his left knee. He tweaked it while taking fielding practice during workouts in December last year. It was not considered a serious injury, but the discomfort is still lingering. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2016
Miyanishi, Naoki 01/04 03/20 [03/21 @ 1:43am] Miyanishi pitched in an exhibition game against Yakult on March 20. He entered the game in the ninth and retired the side in order on eleven pitches. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016 [03/17 @ 9:32pm] Miyanishi pitched in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 17. He gave up a run on three hits over an inning of work. Source: Daily Sports 3/17/2016 [03/15 @ 11:16pm] Miyanishi is set to pitch in a Ni-gun game on March 17 against Seibu. Source: Sponichi 3/15/2016 [02/27 @ 1:06am] Miyanishi joined the Ichi-gun group on February 26. He is hoping to pitch in his first rehab game in mid-March. Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2016 [01/27 @ 5:32pm] Miyanishi is a week or two ahead of schedule in his rehab. He was able to play catch at a distance of about fifty meters on January 26. He might be able to begin throwing off an incline during the second block of Ni-gun spring camp that begins on February 6. Source: Sports Hochi 1/27/2016 [01/04] Miyanishi suffered a fracture in his right hand in December. He is also coming off left elbow surgery (October 2015). He started his workouts in Amagasaki, Hyogo on January 4. He still feels pain in his hand and requires a brace. He will be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp. He hopes to be ready to do some long distance throwing by the start of spring camp and bullpen sessions by the time the Ichi-gun team returns from Arizona spring camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/4/2016, Sponichi 1/4/2016

Chiba Lotte Marines

Name Date Upd Problem
Otani, Tomohisa 03/26 03/26 [03/26 @ 8:47am] Otani tweaked his lower back when he covered third base during a game against Nippon Ham on March 25. He was examined at a hospital in Narashino, Chiba on March 26 and diganosed with a lumbar injury that will require about three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/2016
Kakunaka, Katsuya 03/03 03/03 [03/03 @ 11:10pm] Kakunaka tweaked his neck during a practice game on February 28. He resumed batting practice on March 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2016
Nemoto, Shunichi 03/02 03/02 [03/03 @ 1:51am] Lotte announced on March 2 that Nemoto was diagnosed with influenza A on March 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016
Okada, Yoshifumi 02/28 02/28 [02/29 @ 4:53pm] Okada was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 27 and diagnosed with influenza A. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/28/2016
Tamura, Tatsuhiro 02/28 02/28 [02/29 @ 4:53pm] Tamura has a fever and might have the flu. He was examined at a hospital on February 28. The Hawks are awaiting confirmation. Source: Sports Hochi 2/28/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/28/2016
Kiyota, Ikuhiro 02/17 02/20 [02/20 @ 3:55pm] Kiyota resumed taking batting practice against pitching machines on February 20. He felt no pain. Source: Sponichi 2/20/2016 [02/19 @ 5:49am] Kiyota missed an intra-squad game on February 17 because of tightness in his left side. Source: Sanspo 2/18/2016
Aomatsu, Keiyo 02/11 02/12 [02/12 @ 11:20pm] Aomatsu was examined at a hospital in Ishigaki on February 12 and diagnosed with a strain in his left internal oblique muscle. He will most likely require about three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2016 [02/11 @ 10:25pm] Aomatsu started feeling pain in his left side during batting practice on February 11. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2016
Hirasawa, Taiga 01/21 01/22 [01/22 @ 6:38pm] Hirasawa was at Lotte Urasawa for workouts on January 22. He was diagnosed with a bruise on the right side of his head on January 21. He appeared to be okay. Source: Sports Hochi 1/22/2016 [01/21 @ 4:21pm] Hirasawa was hit with a pitch on the right side of the head while taking batting practice at Lotte Urawa Stadium on January 21. He appeared okay after some rest, but since he was not wearing a helmet, he was taken to the hospital for tests. No abnormalities were found. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2016, Sponichi 1/21/2016

Seibu Lions

Name Date Upd Problem
Takahashi, Tomomi 03/25 03/25 [03/26 @ 4:56pm] Takahashi took a batted ball off his right leg while pitching to Brent Morel in the 9th inning of a game against Orix on March 25. He was examined by the team doctor and diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sponichi 3/25/2016
Takahashi, Kona 03/20 03/28 [03/29 @ 10:13pm] Takahashi is slated to pitch in his first rehab game on April 3 (Ni-gun, against Yokohama). He threw fifty-nine pitches in the bullpen on March 28. Source: Sanspo 3/29/2016 [03/23 @ 9:48pm] Takahashi was re-examined at a hospital in Tokyo on March 22. Assuming no setbacks, he could rejoin general workouts in four to five days. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016 [03/21 @ 9:58pm] Takahashi's condition is not considered serious. He will be re-examined by the team doctor on March 23. For those keeping track: the umpire lobbed the ball to Takahashi, but he apparently lost his footing just as he was about to catch the ball. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/21/2016, Tokyo Sports 3/21/2016, Daily Sports 3/21/2016 [03/20 @ 8:18pm] Takahashi took a baseball thrown by the umpire or catcher off the right side of his face before the start of the bottom of the first inning of a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 20 (he missed catching the ball). He remained in the game and left after five full innings. He was taken to a hospital in Saitama for tests and diganosed with a fracture in his right cheek bone. He will be re-examined on March 21. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/20/2016, Sports Hochi 3/20/2016, Sponichi 3/20/2016
Mori, Tomoya 03/12 03/12 [03/13 @ 4:25am] Mori was replaced by a pinch-runner after he was hit by a pitch on the left arm in the eighth inning of an exhibition game against Orix on March 12. He was examined at a hospital in Tokorozawa after the game and diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2016
Aiuchi, Makoto 02/29 02/29 [03/01 @ 11:58pm] The media learned that Makoto suffered an injury to a ligament in his right elbow that will require about three months for a full recovery. He started spring camp with pain in his lower back and may have overcompensated when pitching. Source: Sports Hochi 3/1/2016
Mizuguchi, Daichi 02/28 02/28 [02/29 @ 6:14am] Mizuguchi hurt his left index finger when he attempted a bunt in the eighth inning of a practice game against Softbank on February 28. Source: Sponichi 2/28/2016
Nagae, Kyohei 02/27 02/27 [02/29 @ 6:10am] Nagae missed the practice game against Orix on February 27 because he was not feeling well. Source: Sanspo 2/28/2016
Saito, Shogo 02/27 02/27 [02/27 @ 10:35pm] Saito started taking things slow on February 26 because of problems with his left shoulder. He left Miyazaki for tests. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2016
Kaneko, Yuji 02/25 02/25 [02/25 @ 7:10pm] Kaneko felt discomfort in his lower back while running the bases during a practice game against Lotte on February 25. He will be sent to a hospital in Miyazaki for tests. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016
Yamakawa, Hotaka 02/16 02/19 [02/19 @ 10:21pm] Yamakawa will report to Ni-gun camp on February 20. Source: Sponichi 2/19/2016 [02/17 @ 2:21am] Yamakawa did not play in a scheduled intra-squad game on February 16 because of lower back pain. He may have tweaked his back during batting practice earlier in the day. Source: Sponichi 2/16/2016
Aiuchi, Makoto 02/09 02/09 [02/09 @ 11:44pm] Makoto will head to Ni-gun camp on February 10 due to pain in his right elbow. Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2016, Sponichi 2/9/2016
Takahashi, Tomomi 02/04 02/04 [02/04 @ 10:36pm] Takahashi suffered a fracture in his right tibula in September 2015. He tossed his first bullpen session since then on February 4 (forty pitches to a standing catcher). Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2016
Makita, Kazuhisa 01/31 02/04 [02/04 @ 5:13pm] Makita is scheduled to arrive in Miyazaki on February 7 and join Group A spring camp on February 8. Doi will arrive on February 5 and join the team on February 6. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/4/2016 [01/31 @ 7:24pm] The Lions announced on January 31 that Makita was diagnosed with influenza A on January 30. He was not with the team when they arrive in Nango, Miyazaki on January 31. Pitching coach Yoshihiro Doi was also diagnosed with the flu and is not with the team. Source: Sports Hochi 1/31/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2016
Fujita, Koki 01/09 01/09 [01/09] Fujita felt tightness in his buttocks while doing some weight training on January 8. Source: Sanspo 1/9/2016
Wu, Nien Ting 01/09 01/09 [01/09] Wu complained of tightness in his left calf while running on January 8. Source: Sanspo 1/9/2016
Tawata, Shinsaburo 01/08 03/28 [03/29 @ 10:14pm] Tawata could pitch in a Ni-gun game some time on or after April 5. He has not pitched in a game since May 2015. He is expected to pitch three innings. He tossed forty-eight pitches in the bullpen on March 28. Source: Sanspo 3/29/2016 [01/23 @ 6:21pm] Tawata may not get to pitch in a Ni-gun game until early April. He tossed his first "real" bullpen session since May 2015 on February 16. The Lions do not want to rush him and want to make sure he has had enough time to rebuild his body. Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2016 [01/08] Tawata had problems with his right shoulder last year. He was able to play catch at a maximum distance of eighty meters without any problems on January 7. Source: Daily Sports 1/8/2016, Sports Hochi 1/8/2016

Orix Buffaloes

Name Date Upd Problem
Kondo, Taisuke 03/26 03/28 [03/29 @ 9:12am] Kondo was examined at a hospital in Kobe on March 28 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. He will need about a month for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 3/28/2016 [03/27 @ 5:28pm] Kondo was taken off the active roster on March 27. He first started feeling discomfort in the shoulder a few days earlier while playing catch. He is expected to get an evaluation. Source: Daily Sports 3/27/2016 [03/27 @ 8:13am] Kondo felt some discomfort in his right shoulder while pitching against Seibu on March 26. It was part of the reason why he left the game after three innings. Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2016
Nakajima, Hiroyuki 03/20 03/20 [03/22 @ 2:45am] Nakajima did not play in an exhibition game on March against Hanshin because of some pain in one or both his legs. It is not considered serious. Source: Sanspo 3/21/2016
Misch, Pat 03/03 03/03 [03/03 @ 10:35pm] Misch was not feeling well on Wednesday evening and was later diagnosed with the flu. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2016
Kondo, Kazuki 03/03 03/03 [03/03 @ 10:32pm] Kondo was scratched from his exhibition game start against Lotte on March 3 because he was not feeling well. He participated in pre-game practices, but had a fever at the end. He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a regular cold. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2016
Hirano, Yoshihisa 03/01 03/01 [03/08 @ 6:15am] Hirano particpated in practices on March 7. He resumed light workouts on March 4. He could be ready to pitch in an exhibition game on March 13 against Lotte. Source: Sanspo 3/8/2016 [03/02 @ 2:33pm] Hirano missed practices at Kyocera Dome on March 1 because he was not feeling well. He went to a hospital for an examination and was diagnosed with the flu. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016
Nakajima, Hiroyuki 02/28 03/01 [03/02 @ 1:32am] Nakajima returned to practices on March 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2016 [02/29 @ 8:41am] Nakajima missed practices on February 28 because he was not feeling well. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki. A test for influenza came back negative. Source: Sanspo 2/29/2016
Fushimi, Torai 02/27 02/27 [02/27 @ 10:38pm] Fushimi was diagnosed with the flu on February 26. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2016
Okunami, Kyo 02/27 02/27 [02/27 @ 10:38pm] Okunami was diagnosed with the flu on February 25. Source: Daily Sports 2/27/2016
Sato, Sena 02/20 02/20 [02/22 @ 12:10am] Sato is taking things a little slow because of tightness/swelling in the back of his right knee. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2016
Dickson, Brandon 02/20 02/20 [02/20 @ 6:37pm] Dickson has been slowed by general body tightness. He tossed a bullpen session on February 20, his first since February 2. Source: Sanspo 2/20/2016, Sponichi 2/21/2016
T-Okada 02/10 02/10 [02/10 @ 10:18am] T-Okada started spring camp at Ni-gun because of the condition of his left Achilles tendon (he hurt it during fall camp). Source: Sponichi 2/10/2016
Yoshida, Masataka 02/07 03/19 [03/20 @ 8:46am] Yoshida joined the Ichi-gun team on March 19 and played in an exhibition game against Hanshin. He collected a hit to right in the ninth inning. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016 [02/07 @ 10:45pm] Yoshida complained of tightness in his right side and skipped batting practice on February 7. It is not considered a serious injury. He will be sent back to Ni-gun camp. Source: Sponichi 2/7/2016
Adachi, Ryoichi 01/23 03/17 [03/18 @ 10:05pm] Adachi could be ready to play in a Ni-gun game on March 29 against Chunichi. His weight is back up to seventy-six kilograms. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2016 [03/17 @ 6:16pm] Adachi could join full Ni-gun practices some time next week. He resumed outdoor practices on March 15. Source: Sponichi 3/17/2016 [02/17 @ 1:50am] Adachi's weight dropped to seventy kilograms. He is about nine kilograms under his ideal weight. Source: Sponichi 2/16/2016 [02/11 @ 11:54pm] Junichi Fukura does not expect Adachi back until late-April, early May. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2016 [02/10 @ 7:56pm] The Buffaloes announced on February 10 that Adachi was discharged from the hospital. He will resume training in Kobe on February 15. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/10/2016, Daily Sports 2/10/2016 [01/23 @ 2:35pm] The Buffaloes announced on January 23 that Adachi was hospitalized. He felt discomfort in his stomach and visited a hospital in Nishinomiya, Hyogo on January 22 for tests. He was checked into the hospital after he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He will most likely remain in the hospital for about two weeks. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/23/2016, Daily Sports 1/23/2016
Suzuki, Yu 01/22 01/22 [01/25 @ 8:06am] Discomfort in right shoulder. Source: Sports Hochi 1/22/2016
Yoshida, Masataka 01/11 01/11 [01/11] Yoshida did not participate in the 2015 draft class training camp on January 11 because of inflammation in his left calf. He first started feeling discomfort in the calf while training earlier this month. He will be taking things a little slow for about two weeks. Source: Daily Sports 1/11/2016

Rakuten Eagles

Name Date Upd Problem
Matsui, Kazuo 03/30 03/30 [03/31 @ 4:07am] Matsui hurt his leg when he came into contact with Zelous Wheeler while chasing after a ball hit into a gap in left-center during a Rakuten game on March 29. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/30/2016
Shima, Motohiro 03/19 03/21 [03/21 @ 10:08pm] Shima is expected to make the opening day roster at this point in time. He was re-examined at a hospital on March 21. There were no bone abnormalities. He is at about seventy percent. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/21/2016, Daily Sports 3/21/2016 [03/20 @ 10:94pm] Shima did not play in an exhibition game against Yokohama on March 20. He is also expected to miss the exhibition game on March 21. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015 [03/19 @ 9:11pm] Shima took an HBP off the area near his left ribs during his at bat in the third inning of an exhibition game against the Giants on March 19. He remained in the game, but left in the bottom-half of the inning on defense. He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016
Matsui, Yuki 03/12 03/12 [03/12 @ 10:32pm] Matsui has been taking things a little slow because he developed tightness in his left shoulder during spring. He pitched in an exhibition game against Chunichi on March 12 and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Source: Sports Hochi 3/12/2016
Okoye, Louis 03/04 03/04 [03/04 @ 8:16pm] Okoye started feeling pain in his right upper wisdom tooth a few days ago. He missed an exhibition game on March 4 and had the tooth removed at a hospital in Okayama. He was able to practice after the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2016
Konno, Ryuta 03/03 03/03 [03/04 @ 12:33pm] Konno had surgery on his right knee last October. He might be able to toss a bullpen session some time later this month or early next month. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2016
Amador, Japhet 03/03 03/03 [03/08 @ 11:20pm] Amador was examined a hospital in Tokyo on March 7 and diagnosed with a triangular fibrocartilage injury in his left wrist. He will need about eight weeks for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/8/2016 [03/03 @ 11:04pm] Amador hurt his left wrist during pre-game practices on March 3. He was sent to a hospital near the Kanto region for tests. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2016
Shima, Motohiro 03/03 03/04 [03/04 @ 2:13pm] Samurai Japan announced that Shima will not paticipate in the two-game series against Taiwan because of a bruise on the back of his left hand. Source: Sponichi 3/4/2016 [03/03 @ 11:01pm] Shima hurt the base of his left pinky when he attempted to catch a mistake pitch (crossed signs) in the third inning of an exhibition game against Seibu on March 3. He was examined at a hospital in Okayama. He feels pain and there is swelling, but tests did not reveal any abnormalities with his bones. It is uncertain if he will be able play in the Samurai Japan games this weekend. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2016
Brigham, Jake 02/10 02/10 [02/11 @ 12:38am] Brigham is taking things slow because of pain in his left side. Source: Sponichi 2/10/2016
Horiuchi, Kengo 02/04 03/01 [03/01 @ 5:06pm] Horiuchi had surgery on his right hand on February 19. He has been recovering at his parent's house in Shizuoka since then. He will return to Sendai after he gets stitches removed on March 2. He still has about two more months before the bone heals. He might be ready to play in games around July. Source: Sports Hochi 3/1/2016 [02/06 @ 3:10am] Horiuchi complained of pain in his right hand during practices on February 2. He was examined and diagnosed with a fracture in the hamate bone. He has already returned to Sendai and is scheduled to go under the knife at some point over the next few days. He will most likely require about two months for a full recovery. He may have suffered the injury before the start of spring camp. Source: Sponichi 2/5/2016
Fujita, Kazuya 02/03 02/06 [02/07 @ 1:00am] Fujita rejoined practices on February 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2016 [02/04 @ 4:16am] Fujita left practices early on February 3 he developed a fever. He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a cold. Source: Sanspo 2/3/2016
Karashima, Wataru 02/02 02/06 [02/07 @ 12:59am] Karashima rejoined practices on February 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2016 [02/05 @ 3:36am] Karashima worked out on the team's day off on February 5. He is expected to rejoin the team on February 6. Source: Sponichi 2/5/2016 [02/03 @ 2:59am] Karashima ended practices early on February 2 because he developed a fever. He was examined at a hospital in Kumejima and diagnosed with a cold. Source: Sanspo 2/2/2016
Imae, Toshiaki 01/31 03/13 [03/14 @ 1:03am] Imae is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on March 15. Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2016 [03/09 @ 1:58pm] Imae played in Kyoiku League game against Seibu on March 8. He got the start at third and batted third. He went 1-for-3. He played defense in a game for the first time since his injury on March 6 (Kyoiku League game against Yakult). He is at eighty to ninety percent. He should be okay for opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2016 [01/31 @ 10:14pm] Imae started feeling discomfort in his left calf on January 28. He was examined at a hospital in Sendai on January 30 and diagnosed with inflammation in his left soleus muscle. He will most likely require four to six weeks for a full recovery. He will begin rehabbing at Nakasato Stadium (Ni-gun) on February 1. Source: Sports Hochi 1/31/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2016, Sponichi 1/31/2016
Okoye, Louis 01/26 01/26 [01/26 @ 5:50pm] Okoye started feeling pain in both his knees during rookie training camp this month. The knee problems could be the result of growing pains. The Eagles are keeping a close eye on him. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2016
Mima, Manabu 01/22 01/22 [01/23 @ 1:20am] Mima had surgery on his right elbow last September. He told reporters he was making good progress and that he no longer felt discomfort. Source: Sponichi 1/22/2016
Yoshimochi, Ryota 01/14 01/17 [01/17 @ 10:52am] Yoshimochi returned to workouts on January 16. He spent two days in bed and received intravenous treatment. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2016 [01/14] Yoshimochi missed practices on January 14 because of acute gastroenteritis. He was not feeling well the day before and did some light workouts. He then went to a hospital in Sendai for an examination. He will rest for three days and resume workouts on January 17. Source: Sponichi 1/14/2016
Muto, Yoshitaka 01/07 01/07 [01/07] Muto had surgery to clean his right elbow on October 15, 2015. He is currently able to throw the ball at distances of about thirty meters. He has regained mobility and no longer feels pain. Source: Sports Hochi 1/7/2016