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[7/25/2013] Injury Updates: Hirokazu Ibata (Chunichi), Shunichi Nemoto (Lotte)

by on Jul.25, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hirokazu Ibata was taken to a hospital in Nagoya today after he hurt his right ankle during pre-game workouts.  He later returned to the stadium and joined the other players in the dugout.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2013

According to Morimichi Takagi, Ibata has fluid in his right ankle.  He could be taken off the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 7/25/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shunichi Nemoto will be taken off the active roster with pain in his left hamstring (he is not able to run at full speed).  Nemoto suffered the injury during practices on the Wednesday.  He made it into the starting line-up tonight against the Seibu Lions, but was replaced by a pinch-hitter after hitting a single to right in the 3rd inning.

Hisao Heiuchi will take Nemoto's spot on the active roster.

 Source: Sponichi 7/25/2013