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[3/6/2014] Injury Updates: Takuya Asao (CHU), Yoshinao Kamata (RAK)

by on Mar.06, 2014 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Mauro Gomez ran for about ten minutes at Koshien on Thursday.  He told reporters he had no difficulty running and that he felt good.  Assistant Batting Coach Thomas O'Malley threw Gomez some pitches during indoor batting practice.  Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2014

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Takahiro Arai jammed his right middle finger during pre-game practices on Wednesday.  Source: Sanspo 3/6/2014

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons announced on Thursday that Takuya Asao was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament injury in his right elbow.  He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya on Wednesday.  He visited a different hospital on Thursday for a re-examination.  There is no timetable on his recovery.  He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014Daily Sports 3/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/6/2014

Yakult Swallows

Akinori Iwamura took a batted ball off his left calf during fielding practice on the 3rd.  He had a hard time walking after the incident, but got treatment and was able to play in Wednesday's game against Orix, where he hit a two-run home run.  Source: Sponichi 3/6/2014

Rakuten Eagles

Yoshinao Kamata had reconstructive surgery on the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma.  He will be discharged on the 10th, and will require about a year for a full recovery.  Kamata started complaining of pain in his elbow during spring camp in late-February.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/6/2014