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[4/24/2014] Injury Report: Takuya Asao, Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Apr.24, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao (right elbow) tossed batting practice at Nagoya Stadium on Thursday.  He threw eighty pitches at about forty to fifty percent.  He threw the pitches from a short distance.  It was his first session since he got hurt. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on Thursday.  He faced thirteen hitters, threw fifty pitches, allowed three hits, and struck out four.  He is scheduled to start a Ni-gun rehab game on May 1 against Orix. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) is expected to return to the active roster some time during Inter-league play.  He has already started taking soft-toss batting practice and is playing catch.  He could begin playing in rehab games at Ni-gun in early May. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to add Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) to the active roster on Friday.  In five Ni-gun games through Wednesday, Nakamura was 4-for-18 with two home runs, four RBI, three walks, and nine strikeouts (.222/.333/.556). Source: Sanspo 4/24/2014 ... Nakamura went 0-for-2 in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Thursday. Source: Sanspo 4/24/2014