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[6/24/2014] Hanshin Tigers’ Injury Report: Takashi Toritani, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Jun.25, 2014 @ 1:00 am, under NPB

Injury report for the Hanshin Tigers from June 24.

  • Takashi Toritani missed workouts on Tuesday because he was getting his right leg examined at a hospital.  Toritani was playing with some discomfort near his right knee over the last few days.  The examination was a precautionary measure. Source: Sponichi 6/24/2014
  • Ichi-gun coaches watched Tsuyoshi Nishioka play in a Ni-gun game against Orix on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2014 ... Nishioka got the start at third and batted lead-off.  He went 2-for-5.  He is also scheduled to play in Wednesday's game.  Yutaka Wada told reporters he would make a decision on Nishioka after he sees how things go on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada (left elbow) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He faced ten hitters and struck out five.  He is currently slated to pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab game on July 1 against Chunichi. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/24/2014

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Sanspo posted Yutaka Wada's interaction with the media on Tuesday regarding Nishioka and Toritani.

Is everything coming along Nishioka?

Everything is going well.  But it's just one game, I'm still worried about how he'll hold up when he plays multiple games.

When will he return to Ichi-gun?

He'll play on Wednesday.  There's a question of how he's feeling.  If everything is fine, it means he's very close to a return.

How was his defense at third?

I've watched film, so this wasn't the first time I saw him.  He looked good even though he didn't play for a few days.  He played a full game today.  If he's okay tomorrow morning and if he plays then he might be okay to go.

What about his spot in the order?

We're still not sure if he's ready, he needs to get through [tomorrow] first.

Toritani was out today.

Something was worrying him.  He's not the kind of player to sit because he's hurting.  But he came to us and said that he wanted to get something checked.  I don't think it's anything that will keep him out of games.  The examination was more about putting him as ease.  He might take it a little easy during workouts over the next couple days to make sure he's in good condition [for the 27th].

It has something to do with his leg.

His right leg.  But it isn't really with a specific section.  I think it's something around the knee.

Is it discomfort?

Discomfort, maybe more like something that was bothering him.  This didn't start yesterday with an examination today.  It started a few days ago and he's played through it.  This isn't something that's going to sideline him.

Source: Sanpso 6/24/2014