[6/27/2013] Injury Updates: Asao (CHU), Enokida (HAN), Yamasaki (SEI), Makida (RAK), Greisinger (LOT)
Takuya Asao could return to the active roster in July if he does not suffer any setbacks with his right shoulder. After the All-Star break seems like a good possibility.
Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2013
Daiki Enokida started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today. He tossed a shutout inning while allowing one hit before he was pulled with some discomfort in his left elbow. The Tigers were planning to give him an Ichi-gun start against the Yomiuri Giants on July 3, but may now have to consider other alternatives.
Nikkan Sports notes that the discomfort may not have been too serious and that the decision to pull him from the game may have been based on a number of issues, like poor field conditions due to rain and wanting to play it safe since he had surgery on his left elbow last September.
Koji Yamasaki took a hit to his left ankle when Andruw Jones tried to break-up a double play by sliding hard into second base in the 1st inning of tonight's game against Rakuten. Yamasaki stayed in the game immediately after the play, but pulled himself out shortly thereafter. He was taken to a hospital in Saitama for an examination. His tests came back negative for any injuries.
Source: Sponichi 6/27/2013
Akihisa Makida (coming back from a left wrist injury) is now able to swing the bat at full strength. He will play in a few more games (perhaps four) before the team considers calling him back to the active roster. That could place his return sometime in early July.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/27/2013
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Seth Greisinger had to get treatment for a balking back in the middle of the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Orix. He returned and was able to pitch long enough to record a win. He later told reporters that he hoped to have his back ready in time for his next start.