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[6/15/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Esteban German (Orix)

by on Jun.16, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kazunari Tsuruoka (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted seventh.  He played through to the 5th and went 1-for-2. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama (left knee) will be re-examined within the next couple of days. Source: Daily Sports 6/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco was taken off the active roster on Sunday after he hurt the back of his left thigh while running the bases during Saturday's game against Softbank. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014 ... Blanco will most likely need at least one month for a full recovery.  He might be able to return to the active roster some time in August. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014
  • Sho Aranami was also taken off the active roster on Sunday.  He hurt his right calf during pre-game fielding practice. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) pitched in a game on Saturday for the first time since April 13, 2012.  Of the twenty-one pitches he threw, eleven were in the 150km/h range.  For Sato to make it to the active roster, he will have to throw 100 pitches in four to five games and be ready to pitch on six days of rest. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi resumed pitching practices on Sunday.  He mixed in all his pitches and threw eighty-four.  If things go well, he could return to the active roster in time for a start on the 21st against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Esteban German ran into a little bad luck on Saturday: he took a batted ball off the inner portion of his left knee while running the bases in between second and third during pre-game practices; and he fouled a ball off his left foot during his at bat in the 3rd inning.  Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014 ... German was left out of the starting line-up on Sunday to give him some extra time for rest and recovery. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014