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[3/9/2014] Injury Updates: Mauro Gomez (HAN), Keizo Kawashima (YAK)

by on Mar.10, 2014 @ 4:13 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez (right knee) took live outdoor batting practice at Naruohama on Sunday.  He swung the bat thirty-eight times and hit five over the fence.  Assistant Batting Coach Thomas O'Malley was the batting practice pitcher.  Gomez will play in a batting practice scrimmage on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2014 ... The Tigers are planning to have Gomez play in some Ni-gun games before calling him up to Ichi-gun.  Source: Sanspo 3/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Keizo Kawashima played in a Ni-gun practice game against Surugadai University on Saturday and hurt his left thumb while sliding into third base in the 6th inning.  He will be examined since he may have suffered a fracture.  Kawashima started spring at Ni-gun camp because of discomfort in his right shoulder and elbow.  He was feeling better and was expected to join the Ichi-gun team within the next few days.  Source: Sanspo 3/9/2014
  • Akihisa Nishida was taken out of Saturday's game against Hiroshima after he took a foul ball off his groin area while playing defense in the 2nd inning.  He was taken to the hospital.  No problems were found.  Source: Sanpso 3/9/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takumi Kuriyama (left thigh) is expected to rejoin the Ichi-gun team during a three-game series against Nippon Ham that begins on the 11th at Sapporo Dome.  Source: Daily Sports 3/9/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi (right side) could play sometime during a three-game exhibition series against Hanshin that begins on the 21st.  Source: Tokyo Sports 3/9/2014