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[7/25/2013] Injury Updates: Lopez (YOM), Fukudome (HAN), Nakamura (SEI), Yang (SOF), Iguchi (LOT)

by on Jul.25, 2013 @ 6:35 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Jose Lopez (left side) joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Tokyo Dome today.  Assuming no problems, he will be added to the active roster on Friday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) participated in situational fielding practice at Naruohama on Wednesday.  He made four throws from right to second, third, and home plate.  He is still scheduled to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on August 6 agsainst Softbank at Naruohama.

Source: Sanspo 7/25/2013, Daily Sports 7/25/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left knee) still felt a general tightness in his body on Wednesday and focused on his rehab workouts.  He did not take batting practice, but did run some dashes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2013

Nakamura may not get to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game until the 30th (vs Yokohama at Seibu 2 Stadium) because he is not expected travel with the team on their next road trip that begins on the 27th.

Source: Sanspo 7/24/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yao-Hsun Yang hurt his right hamstring while running short dashes at the Saitozaki training facilities on Wednesday and could end up needing about four weeks for a full recovery.  He is also been having some problems with his left shoulder.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi took an HBP off his right calf during a game against Softbank on the 16th and is still not quite one-hundred percent.

Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2013