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[10/9/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (YAK), Otonari (SOF), Kishida (ORI)

by on Oct.09, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows decided to pull Wladimir Balentien from Tuesday's nights game after the top of the 3rd out of concern for his left Achilles' tendon.  There was still a small chance for him to overtake Tony Blanco in batting average, but the Swallows decided to play it safe.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen before tossing sixty-one pitches during batting practice on Tuesday.  He told reporters he started feeling tired after throwing about fifty.  He is hoping to make it to the Phoenix League around the 20th.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida continues to rehab the Lisfranc injury in his right foot.  He spoke to reporters today and said, "I am feeling much better.  I tossed a bullpen session, but I am still not there yet.  I want to hurry up and play some baseball."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2013