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[6/29/2013] Injury Updates: Utsumi (YOM), Kubo, Enokida (HAN), Matsui (RAK), Iguchi (LOT)

by on Jun.29, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tetsuya Utsumi sprained his right ankle during practices on the 25th.  He resumed outdoor workouts on Friday and should be ok to make a start on July 3 against Hanshin at Koshien.

Source: Sanspo 6/29/2013, Daily Sports 6/29/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Yasutomo Kubo hurt his right hamstring while running on Thursday.  He was examined at a hospital on Friday and diagnosed with a muscle strain.  He began his rehab today.

Source: Nikkan Sorts 6/29/2013


Daiki Enokida felt some discomfort in his left elbow while pitching in a Ni-gun game on the 27th.  The injury does not appear to be serious -- he tossed thirty-two pitches in the bullpen on Friday and was able to throw the ball normally.  He told reporters that he left his last start early because the mound was slippery from the rain.

Enokida will most likely be scratched from his next start on July 3.  Depending on his condition, he could get a start on July 6.

Source: Sanspo 6/29/2013, Daily Sports 6/29/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in a game against Softbank on the 22nd.  He sat out four straight games and returned to the line-up on Friday and went 2-for-3 with a home run.  He told reporters after the game that he was now fine.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his at bat in the 2nd inning of tonight's game against the Softbank Hawks after he took an HBP off his left arm during his first at bat in the 1st inning.  He did not go to the hospital but did receive treatment (like ice).

"There was some swelling.  He should be fine for tomorrow," said Tsutomu Ito to reporters.

Source: Sponichi 6/29/2013