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[9/25/2013] Injury Updates: Nakata (HAM), Kuriyama, Kikuchi (SEI), Imae, Iguchi, Kakunaka (LOT)

by on Sep.25, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky finger) resumed batting practice today -- he took soft-toss batting practice with both hands.

The coaches will monitor Nakata's progress by having him travel with the team on their next road trip.

Source: Sponichi 9/25/2013

Seibu Lions

Takumi Kuriyama took an HBP off his head in the 1st inning of tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles (Jim Heuser was on the mound).  He was taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa, Saitama and diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

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Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Yakult on the 26th.  If he is feeling fine after the outing, he could make it back to the active roster some time on or after October 1.

Source: Sanspo 9/25/2013

 Chiba Lotte Marines

From tonight's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters: Toshiaki Imae felt discomfort in his left calf while running the bases in the 1st inning and was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a single to right in the 4th; Tadahito Iguchi took an HBP off the side of his left knee in the 4th and was removed from defense in the 5th; Katsuya Kakunaka was pulled in the bottom of the 6th after his back pains grew worse.

Tsutomu Ito told reporters Kakunaka's back was not good and that he might be taken off the active roster depending on how he felt on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

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