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[9/18/2013] Injury Updates: Blanco (YOK), Nishikawa (HAM), Kikuchi (SEI)

by on Sep.18, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars are hoping Tony Blanco (right hamstring) will be able to return to the starting line-up on the 21st against Chunichi.   He was examined at a hospital earlier today and checked in at the stadium around 1:00pm, but did not participate in practices and did not play in tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He has missed three game so far.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013Sanspo 9/18/2013, Sports Hochi 9/18/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Haruki Nishikawa was hit in the head with a pitch thrown by Randy Williams in the 8th inning of tonight's game against the Seibu Lions.  He was removed and taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa for a CT scan.  There was no apparent damage to the brain.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) tossed another bullpen session today, his second in as many days.  If his shoulder is feeling ok, he could pitch in a rehab game this week.

Source: Sanspo 9/18/2013