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[7/6/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Hidaka, Fukudome (HAN), Nakamura (YOK)

by on Jul.06, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna felt discomfort in his left knee when he grounded out to third during his at bat in the 2nd inning of today's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Luna first started feeling some pain in his knee about a week ago.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd inning as a precaution.  The team trainer told reporters that there was no swelling and no need for him to go to the hospital.  Luna said he hoped to return to the line-up in time for the Hanshin series that begins on the 9th.

Source: Daily Sports 7/6/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takeshi Hidaka collided into Ryota Arai while chasing after a fly ball hit into foul territory on the third base side by Fred Lewis in the 6th inning of today's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He was removed from the game after the play.  A concerned Yutaka Wada spoke to reporters after the game and said Hidaka hurt his left knee.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 7/6/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome took basic fielding practice in the outfield area at Naruohama on Friday for the first time since he had surgery on his left knee -- balls were hit from foul territory on the first base side by Ni-gun batting coach Hiroshi Yagi toward center field.  He also took some outdoor batting practice (second time since the surgery): fifty-eight swings, one over the fence.

Source: Daily Sports 7/6/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura took an HBP off his helmet in the 9th inning of tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  It took him a while to get up, but he remained in the game.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner after he ran to third on a double hit by Sho Aranami.

Nakamura told reporters after the game he felt fine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2013