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[6/27/2014] Injury Report: Ryosuke Hirata (Chunichi), Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult)

by on Jun.28, 2014 @ 3:52 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) tossed thirty-nine pitches in the bullpen on Thursday.  It was his second session since his injury.  He is scheduled to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on the 29th. Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2014
  • The Carp decided not to add Shota Dobayashi (right ring finger) to the active roster until he is fully prepared.  The finger may be fine, but Kenjiro Nomura feels Dobayashi needs a little more time to get his swing back.  Nomura also wants to make sure the timing is right. Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ryosuke Hirata twisted his left ankle while chasing down a ball in foul territory during the 5th inning of Friday's game against Hanshin.  He could not walk and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.  He went to a hospital in Nishinomiya for an examination.  The team trainer told reporters it was a sprain.  He will most likely be taken off the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2014, Sports Hochi 6/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows are hoping Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) can return to the active roster during a nine-game stretch that begins on July 8. Source: Sponichi 6/27/2014 ... Ogawa started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on Friday.  He pitched three shutout innings, gave up one hit, struck out three, and topped out at 147km/h.  It was his first game since April 18. Source: Sponichi 6/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa (right gluteus maximus) joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at YafuOku Dome for the first time in about a month.  He hit six over the fence during batting practice.  He will most likely be used as a designated hitter until his injury is fully healed (he told reporters he was at about eighty percent). Source: Sponichi 6/27/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko took a batted ball off the area near his left calf during the 6th inning of Friday's game against Lotte.  He managed to stay in the game, but was pulled as a precaution after the 7th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2014