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[6/21/2014] Injury Report: Shota Dobayashi (Hiroshima), Yoshinori Sato (Yakult)

by on Jun.22, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto almost sat out Saturday's game against Rakuten when he took a batted ball off his right thumbnail during pre-game fielding practice.  He had it taped and was able to return to practices.  He ended up making the starting line-up, but coaches did consider pulling him because they were worried about his condition. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took ninety-two swings (fifty-three from the right and thirty-nine from the left) during batting practice at Naruohama on Saturday and hit one over the fence.  He also took fielding practice at third. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi was taken off the active roster on May 9 with a fracture in his right ring finger.  He resumed soft-toss batting practice with both hands earlier this month on the 11th.  He joined Ni-gun workouts on Friday and participated in fielding practice.  He also saw nine pitches from Katsuhiro Nakagawa during batting practice and recorded two could-be hits, including one that went over the fence.  During a batting practice scrimmage he hit a double to right-center and walked twice in three trips to the plate against Takayuki Oshima and hit a single to left and a single to center in six plate appearances against Yuki Saito.  He could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on the 24th against Chunichi.  Assuming no setbacks, he could make it back to the active roster when the regular season resumes on the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (back of right thigh) could return to the active roster on the 28th (minimum ten days). Source: Tokyo Sports 6/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Saturday.  He tossed a shutout inning and gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out one.  This was his second rehab game.  He topped out at 148km/h. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) could return to the active roster some time during a nine-game stretch that begins on July 8.  He is currently scheduled to pitch in his first rehab game at Ni-gun against Yomiuri on the 27th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) might not be ready to return to the active roster until some time in July. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hohino has been discharged from the hospital. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura did not participate in workouts at Seibu Dome on Friday because he was getting treatment for his right elbow.  Nakamura started feeling discomfort in the elbow during a game against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome on Wednesday. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2014 ... Nakamura did not take pre-game batting practice on Saturday and was left out of the starting line-up.  An examination on Thursday revealed some inflammation. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014