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[5/3/2014] Injury Report: Hiroki Uemoto, Akihito Fujii (Hanshin), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on May.04, 2014 @ 2:28 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe got an injection to help with the pain in his neck. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto left Saturday's game against Yakult early because he hurt his right hand.  It is not certain when, but it may have been when he tried to field a ball hit by Yuhei in the 4th inning.  Uemoto was replaced on defense in the 5th and headed to the hospital for an examination before the end of the game. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2014, Sanspo 5/3/2014
  • Akihito Fujii (right foot) began his rehab at the Naruohama training facilities on Friday.  Workouts included the stationary bike, trunk strengthening exercises, and weight training.  He also played catch at a distance of about ten meters.  Fujii told reporters he was still having a hard time putting weight on the right foot. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien has some pain in his left Achilles tendon.  Nothing serious enough to keep him out of the line-up, but something the Swallows will be monitoring closely.  They are also thinking about whether it might help to add some extra padding to his cleats to reduce the strain on his legs. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2014, Sponichi 5/3/2014