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[9/9/2013] Injury Updates: Ishikawa (YAK), Standridge, Yamato (HAN), Morgan (YOK), Akada, Nakata (HAM), Kikuchi (SEI)

by on Sep.09, 2013 @ 10:54 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Masanori Ishikawa (right hamstring) worked out at Jingu Gaien today.  He told reporters he felt fine and was ready to go.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Jason Standridge (lower back tightness) resumed bullpen work on Sunday.  He will toss another session on the 10th and if things go well, he could return to the active roster for a start shortly after that, perhaps as early as the 12th (vs Chunichi at Koshien).

Source: Sanspo 9/9/2013

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Yamato played catch on Sunday for the first time since he suffered a fracture in his right pinky.  He threw the ball lightly at a distance of about twenty meters.  He is trying not to push himself too hard because he still feels some pain.

Source: Sanspo 9/9/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Nyjer Morgan was diagnosed with gastroenteritis on Sunday.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 9/9/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Shogo Akada did not play on Sunday because he had a fever.

Source: Sanspo 9/9/2013

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Sho Nakata did some running and light exercises at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya on Sunday.  He is scheduled to get his left pinky re-examined at a hospital in Sapporo on the 11th.  If the fracture has started to heal, he could slowly begin to ramp up his workouts.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) tossed fifty-seven pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.  If he continues to make good progress and is able to stretch himself out to about 100 pitches, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game on the 14th against Nippon Ham.

Source: Sponichi 9/9/2013