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[9/6/2013] Injury Updates: Kikuchi (SEI), Senga (SOF), Imae, Nishino (LOT)

by on Sep.06, 2013 @ 7:56 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder inflammation) threw forty-five pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen today.  He mixed in off-speed pitches for the first time since his injury.  He started throwing to a squatting catcher on the 3rd.  This was his third session of the week.

Source: Sanspo 9/6/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kodai Senga was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with a strain in his left abdominal oblique muscle.  He will require about two to three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae hurt his right ankle during Thursday's game against Orix and was examined at a Tokyo hospital today.  He was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and will require a week to ten days for a full recovery.  The team feels he could be ready to return to the starting line-up on the 10th.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2013


Yuji Nishino had another rough start on Thursday (4.1 IP, 26 BF, 9 H, 1 HR, 2 SO, 3 BB, 7 R, 7 ER) and was taken off the active roster today for a chance to regroup.  There was also some concern about his right shoulder.  Nishino told reporters that while his shoulder was not causing him too many problems, he may have been over-compensating without noticing, leading to poor balance in his delivery.

Source: Sanspo 9/6/2013, Sports Hochi 9/6/2013