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[5/27/2014] Injury Report: Luis Cruz (Lotte), Kazunari Tsuruoka (Hanshin)

by on May.27, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka played catch while maxing out the distance to about forty-five meters and then shortening down to around twenty during workouts on Monday.  He took twenty-five swings from the left and twenty from the right during soft-toss batting practice.  He also took forty-four swings against a pitching machine. Source: Sanspo 5/27/2014 ... Nishioka resumed fielding practice at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He fielded grounders that were hit directly at him.  He also took some batting practice. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/27/2014
  • Kazunari Tsuruoka was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with pain in his right side. Source: Sports Hochi 5/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao (right elbow) pitched in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima at Nagoya Stadium on Tuesday.  He did not allow a run over an inning of work (G5, 1B8, Ks, F3).  He gave up a hit, struck out one, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 5/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz was removed from Tuesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers after he was hit by a pitch thrown by Shintaro Fujinami in the 7th.  The ball hit Cruz in the area near in left wrist.  The pain was so bad he could not make it to first.  He was taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya for an examination. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/27/2014 ... Preliminary tests indicate a possible fracture.  He will be re-examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 5/27/2014