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[5/6/2014] Injury Report: Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on May.07, 2014 @ 12:03 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) threw thirty-four pitches to a squatting catcher at Giants Stadium on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tomoyuki Kubota (right elbow) tossed fifty pitches, mostly fastballs, during batting practice at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He faced Hisashi Takayama and Haruki Kurose. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/6/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (adductor muscle in right leg) was again left out of the starting line-up again on Tuesday (second game in a row).  He was able to take pre-game batting practice and was available as a pinch-hitter if needed. Source: Sponichi 5/6/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis will be returning to the United States for a second opinion on his left heel.  When he returns to Japan will depend on the results of his tests. Source: Sports Hochi 5/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2014

2 comments on “[5/6/2014] Injury Report: Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

  1. muratafan

    Would love to know how long it takes ‘Youk’ to (a) go to the States; (b) get a second opinion; (c) get back to Japan (d) go to ni-gun for rehab and (e) play again for the Eagles.

    This signing is looking like a full-fledged disaster.

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