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[7/10/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Balentien (YAK), Nakata (HAM), Matsui (RAK), Gonzalez, Whitesell (LOT)

by on Jul.10, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna had his left knee examined today and diagnosed with runner's knee (腸脛靱帯炎).  No problems were detected with his tendons or ligaments.  The inflammation is already starting to go away.

Source: Sponichi 7/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien felt discomfort in his left ankle while running the bases in the 1st inning.  He remained in the game, but was pulled on defense in the 4th as a precaution.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/10/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata reportedly tweaked his right hand during a game against Rakuten on the 9th.  He pushed to the make tonight's starting line-up.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui felt some pain in his right hamstring while running the bases on Tuesday.  He was held out of the starting line-up tonight as a precaution and given time to get some treatment on his hamstring.  He is still considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Dicky Gonzalez started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Tuesday and gave up five runs over two innings of work.  He was later treated for heatstroke.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013

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Josh Whitesell was in the US getting a second opinion on his right wrist.  He received the same diagnosis (right wrist sprain) and returned to Japan.  He is scheduled to report to Ni-gun on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 7//10/2013