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Seibu Lions: Wakui could return around 6/22; Nakamura still feels pain in shoulder

by on Jun.17, 2012 @ 11:11 pm, under NPB

The coaches held a post-game meeting with relievers after today's 11-4 loss to the Hiroshima Carp.  The meeting lasted about an hour and twenty minutes.  Hisanobu Watanabe took himself out of the meeting to make it easier for everyone to speak freely.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2012

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Hideaki Wakui will likely get to pitch during an upcoming Ni-gun three game series against Yokohama that begins on June 19.  Depending on how he does, he could rejoin the Ichi-gun roster as early as June 22.  Source: Sanspo 6/17/2012

Watanabe said that he will likely use Wakui as the closer once he returns.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2012

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Takeya Nakamura told reporters on Saturday that his left shoulder was feeling no better than the previous day -- there was pain whenever he moved the shoulder.  Nakamura will not be able to start a full rehab program until the pain subsides.  Source: Sanspo 6/17/2012

His update to reporters today was not too different from Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2012