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Chunichi Dragons: Masahiro Yamamoto taken off active roster with hamstring tightness

by on Apr.15, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his left hamstring.  Yamamoto started feeling discomfort in his hamstring while running dashes during pre-game workouts on Sunday.  It does not appear to be serious.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2013

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In other team news:

Hirokazu Ibata took an HBP near his left ankle in the 1st inning of Sunday's game against Hiroshima.  He remained in the game, came around to score on Kazuhiro Wada's double to left, received some treatment in between innings, and later hit a two-run double to right in the 4th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2013

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Morimichi Takagi did not hold a post-game press conference on Sunday for the first time this year.

Source: Sponichi 4/15/2013

The fans were starting to get to Takagi on Sunday -- staff had to keep him in check when a fan heckled him after the game.  He also was not very responsive during his LIVE post-game TV interview.

Source: Sanspo 4/15/2013Nikkan Sports 4/15/2013