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[7/11/2013] Injury Updates: Luna, Asao (CHU), Balentien (YAK), Otani (HAM)

by on Jul.11, 2013 @ 6:01 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna (left knee) worked out at Nagoya Stadium today.  He did not appear to have any problems while fielding grounders or taking batting practice.  He is still not quite ready to run at full speed.  He could be available as a bat off the bench on Friday.

Source: Sponichi 7/11/2013

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Morimichi Takagi wants to add Takuya Asao to the active roster in time for the Yomiuri series that begins on Friday, assuming he is no longer having problems with his right shoulder.

Asao pitched in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He did not allow a run or hit over an inning of work.  He struck out two and walked one.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2013Sponichi 7/11/2013

Asao participated in Ichi-gun workouts at Nagoya Stadium today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and was diagnosed with pain in his left Achilles' tendon.  He is currently not expected to miss any playing time.

Source: Sponichi 7/11/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

1st round draft pick Shohei Otani took a batted ball off his right temple while walking around in the outfield during batting practice today.  He was taken to the hospital to get treatment.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2013, Sponichi 7/11/2013