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[7/17/2013] Injury Updates: Ono, Araki (Chunichi), Yamato (Hanshin), Falkenborg (Softbank)

by on Jul.18, 2013 @ 12:21 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Yudai Ono took a batted ball off the left side of his head while pitching in the 7th inning.  He did not lose consciousness and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.  There was no damage to the bones and he was diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Sponichi 7/17/2013

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Masahiro Araki complained of tightness in his right hamstring before Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp and was left out of the starting line-up as a precaution.  It does not appear to be serious.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Yamato (bruise on right middle finger) kept his workouts light during pre-game practices on Wednesday.  The Tigers decided to leave him out of the starting line-up tonight to give him an extra day to recover -- they want him to be at 100% for the second-half.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/17/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are planning to take Brian Falkenborg off the active roster on Thursday with some tightness in his back.

He did not participate in pre-game workouts on Wednesday.

Source: Sponichi 7/17/2013