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[9/23/2013] Injury Updates: K. Maeda (HIR), T. Arai (HAN), Kikuchi (SEI)

by on Sep.23, 2013 @ 7:32 pm, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda (tonsillitis) got the day off on Sunday and is feeling better.  As of now, he is still set to make his next start as planned: on the 26th vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome on four day of rest.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/2013

Sponichi adds that the start could depend on where the team is in the standings.

"He will prepare [for the start], the other question is the standings.  I would like to set a start date that would put less strain on him, but we need to secure third or better," Kenjiro Nomura said.

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2013

Maeda returned to workouts todeay.

Source: Sanspo 9/23/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takahiro Arai may have been left out of the starting line-up on Sunday because of tightness in his right leg.  He did make it into the game as a defensive replacement at first in the top of the 9th.

Arai did not appear on the field during pre-game practices and spent his time working out indoors.  He was prepared to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the 7th, but never got the opportunity.

Yutaka Wada mentioned nothing about the leg and said to reporters, "He started the game on the bench because we wanted to try some things out."

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2013

T. Arai did not play in today's game against the Yakult Swallows.

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) could be added to the active roster in time for the Rakuten series that begins on the 24th at Seibu Dome.  If he is called up, it will not be as a starter.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/2013