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[5/29/2014] Injury Report: Masahiro Araki (Chunichi), Takehiro Ishikawa (Yokohama)

by on May.30, 2014 @ 3:34 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Utsumi temporarily left the field in the 6th inning of Thursday's game against Rakuten because he felt discomfort in his left leg.  He received treatment off the field and was able to return. Source: Sponichi 5/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers considering adding Shinobu Fukuhara (right adductor) to the active roster on Wednesday, but decided to give him a little more time to make sure he is fully recovered.  He will pitch in at least one more rehab game at Ni-gun and if everything is okay, he could be called up in time for the Rakuten series that begins on June 3 at kobo Stadium. Source: Sanspo 5/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki was pulled from Thursday's game after he was hit by a pitch in the 1st inning -- Orix's Daiki Tomei hit him on the right hand with a 147km/h fastball.  Araki returned to the dugout for treatment and was replaced by a pinch-runner. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014 ... Araki was taken to a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a fracture in his right index finger. Source: Sports Hochi 5/29/2014
  • Takuya Asao (right elbow) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on Thursday.  He entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run or a hit over an inning of work (F6, G6, Ks).  He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014, Sanspo 5/29/2014 ... Asao has now pitched in six Ni-gun rehab games.  He has not allowed a run over his last five appearances. Source: Sponichi 5/29/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takehiro Ishikawa hurt the back of his neck when he came into contact with a fielder while sliding into a base in the 5th inning of Wednesday's game against the Softbank Hawks.  He did not play in Thursday's game against the Hawks. Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2014