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[7/5/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte)

by on Jul.06, 2014 @ 5:03 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Chunichi on Saturday.  He entered the game in the 8th and retired the side in order.  He will most likely make his next appearance during a three-game Ni-gun series against Hanshin that begins on the 8th.  His performance and how he feels after the outing could determine whether he is ready to return to the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) started a Ni-gun rehab game against the Futures on Saturday.  He tossed five shutout innings and gave up three hits.  He threw seventy-two pitches, walked none, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h.  He might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team some time next week.  This was his second Ni-gun rehab game. Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2014, Sanspo 7/5/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Hideto Asamura (left knee) could return to the active roster on the 11th.  If he does, he will be used as a bat off the bench until the All-Star break.  He could also see more time at designated hitter or first (instead of second) after the break out of consideration for his knee. Source: Sponichi 7/5/2014 ... If Asamura gets time at first, Takeya Nakamura could play some third with Ernesto Mejia at designated hitter (assuming Nakamura is healthy). Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yoshihisa Naruse (left shoulder) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Saturday.  He pitched five innings, threw eighty-nine pitches, and gave up four runs on ten hits, including two home runs.  He walked none and struck out three.  Tsutomu Ito told reporters if Naruse is no longer feeling pain in his shoulder and is capable of pitching, he will most likely make his next start at Ichi-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Kensuke Kondo (left thigh) is slated to play in a Ni-gun game against Seibu as a catcher on Sunday.  He had been playing third, but catching will provide him with more opportunities now that Eiichi Koyano is healthy. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2014