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[9/26/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (YAK), K. Maeda (HIR), Yamato (HAN), Iguchi, Kakunaka (LOT)

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 3:24 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien was replaced on defense in the 5th inning of Thursday's game against Yomiuri because he felt tightness in his left Achilles' tendon.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda took a batted ball off the area near his right knee in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was carried off the field for treatment and returned to the mound a few minutes later and was able to continue pitching.

Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Yamato played in a rehab practice game against Orix at Naruohama on Thursday.  He played center for a few innings (only defense) before he came out of the game and went to Koshien Stadium to workout in front of the Ichi-gun coaches.

Source: Sponichi 9/26/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that Bryan LaHair will have surgery on his left wrist.  He will require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi and Katsuya Kakunaka did not play on Thursday -- Iguchi because of a bruise on his left knee and Kakunaka because of back pain.  Toshiaki Imae (left calf) also started the night on the bench, but made it into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 9th and walked in a run.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2013