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[9/27/2013] Injury Updates: Oshima (CHU), K. Maeda (HIR), Kikuchi (SEI), Heuser (RAK), Satozaki, Kakunaka, Uematsu (LOT), Mahara (ORI)

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 9:45 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

The media learned that Yohei Oshima will have his left elbow cleaned out in October.

Oshima first complained of pain in his elbow in February and then again in June.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda took a batted ball off his right knee in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was carried off the field to get treatment and managed to return.  After five innings, he asked to be removed from the game because he felt his balance was out of sync.  He is currently expected to make his next start on October 3 (vs Chunichi at Mazda Stadium).

Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2013, Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Thursday and left after throwing just one inning (16 NP, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 ER) because of discomfort in his left shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013, Sponichi 9/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Jim Heuser was pulled from Thursday's game against the Seibu Lions with discomfort in his shoulder.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster today with a left knee injury.  Satozaki hurt the knee during practices on Thursday.  He was examined at a Tokyo hospital and diagnosed with an injury to the lateral collateral ligament in his knee.

Katsuya Kakunaka hurt his back during a game on the 24th and was also taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013


The Marines announced that Masatomo Uematsu had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.  There were no complications during the procedure.  He will be hospitalized for about a week.

Source: Sanspo 9/27/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Mahara (inflammation in his right brachial plexus) is scheduled to return to the active roster on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2013