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[5/28/2014] Injury Report: Luis Cruz (Lotte), Toshiharu Moriuchi (Nippon Ham)

by on May.29, 2014 @ 4:45 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc and ossification of the yellow ligament in his thoracic spine.  He is currently leaning toward surgery. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014, Sponichi 5/28/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz was diagnosed with a bruise on his left ulna.  He was taken off the active roster on Wednesday because there was pain and swelling in the area.  He will require about a week for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Sanspo 5/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe will return to the United States for extra tests on his right elbow.  A return date has not been set. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Wednesday.  He gave up a run on two hits over four innings of work.  He threw fifty-six pitches and topped out at 142km/h.  This was his first outing since he was taken off the active roster on the 10th with a tired right shoulder.  He might be able to return to the active roster some time next week. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014, Sponichi 5/28/2014
  • Kenji Otonari (ossification of yellow ligament) is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on June 1.  He is also scheduled to make an appearance in relief during a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on the 29th.  The game on the 29th will be his first at Ni-gun this season. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced that Toshiharu Moriuchi had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.  He will need about ten months for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • Atsunori Inaba is hoping to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on June 7 against Yokohama.  Inaba had surgery on his left knee on April 14. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014