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[7/27/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (Yakult), Kawamoto (Lotte)

by on Jul.27, 2013 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien felt some tightness in his lower back during during practices but still made it into the starting line-up.  He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 1st inning of tonight's game against Hiroshima as a precaution.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Ryohei Kawamoto tried to catch a ball hit into foul territory by Kazuo Matsui in the 3rd inning of tonight's game against Rakuten but could not -- there was rain coming down, he was closing in on the back-stop wall, and the ball ended up landing on his face.  He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Sendai where he was diagnosed with a bruise.  He also required five stitches to close a gash.  He will be taken off the active roster on Sunday.  Naoya Emura will be called up to take his place.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2013, Sponichi 7/27/2013