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[6/11/2013] Injury Update: Abe (YOM), Miyamoto (YAK), K. Maeda and Bullington (HIR), H. Takeda (HAM)

by on Jun.11, 2013 @ 11:37 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe participated in full-squad workouts at Giants Stadium today.  He told reporters that his back was no longer a problem.  He hit four over the fence during batting practice.  He is slated to play on Wednesday.

Source: Sanspo 6/11/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shinya Miyamoto participated in full-squad practices at YafuOku Dome today.  He was also able to take batting practice.

Miyamoto did not play in the Nippon Ham series over the weekend because of a fluid build-up in his right elbow.  He spoke to reporters after workouts today and said he should be ok to play.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda (right side) was cleared to return to the active roster today in time for a start against Nippon Ham on the 15th.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/11/2013

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Bryan Bullington (taken off the active roster with pain in the right side of his lower back) has his sights on returning to the active roster before the end of Inter-league play.  That could mean some time during the Nippon Ham series at Sapporo Dome (June 15-16) or the make-up game against Nippon Ham at Mazda Stadium (June 18).

Bullington was at Mazda Stadium on Monday getting treatment for his back.  He no longer feels pain during forward movement, but does still feel some pain when moving from side-to-side.

Source: Daily Sports 6/11/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hisashi Takeda (right elbow) worked out with the Ichi-gun team at Sapporo Dome today.

Takeda was taken off the active roster on the 1st with tightness in his right elbow.  He told reporters today that he no longer felt pain and that his shoulder and elbow were feeling good after the rest.  He is expected to return to the active roster on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2013