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[9/24/2013] Injury Updates: Atsushi Fujii (Chunichi), Katsuya Kakunaka, Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte)

by on Sep.24, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Atsushi Fujii is scheduled to return to the active roster on Wednesday.  Fujii was taken off the active roster on the 2nd after he hurt his left leg during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on the 1st and was diagnosed with a strain in his biceps femoris muscle.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Katsuya Kakunaka was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a single to center in the 6th because of lower back pain.  Tsutomu Ito told reporters Kakunaka tweaked his back when attempted to steal second in the 2nd inning.

He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 9/24/2013


Yoshihisa Naruse (left shoulder) is scheduled to toss about one-hundred pitches during his next Ni-gun start on the 28th (vs Yomiuri at Giants Stadium).  Assuming everything is ok, he could then be added to the active roster in time for a start during a three-game series against Orix at QVC Marine that begins on October 5.

Source: Sponichi 9/24/2013