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Yakult, Yomiuri, Hiroshima: Injuries from July 27, 2012

by on Jul.27, 2012 @ 7:35 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Tony Barnette did not participate in pre-game practices today and he is not available to pitch tonight -- his lower back is barking and it seems it might be a while before he is ready to pitch again.  The Swallows will most likely take Barnette off the active roster on Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2012, Sponichi 7/27/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Scott Mathieson was taken off the active roster today because of discomfort in his right elbow (not for extra work at Ni-gun as earlier mentioned).  The Giants will monitor Mathieson over the next ten days before deciding what steps to take.  Source: Sponichi 7/27/2012

Pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi guessed Mathieson could miss about a month (wait for the pain to go away, re-evaluation, and rehab/re-strengthening).  Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2012

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp took Yoshiyuki Ishihara off the active roster today with a right hamstring injury -- he suffered it during Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Source: Sponichi 7/27/2012