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[7/9/2014] Injury Report: Yuta Yoshida (Lotte), Yuki Yoshimura (Softbank)

by on Jul.10, 2014 @ 2:05 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) tossed batting practice at Naruohama on Tuesday for the first time since his injury.  He faced Kenichi Tagami, Haruki Kurose, and 3rd round draft pick Naomasa Yokawa, threw fifty-three pitches, and allowed ten could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 7/9/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred was in the starting line-up for Wednesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers (in left batting fourth) but was scratched at the last minute.  The substitution may have something to do with the left middle finger he hurt while swinging the bat during Tuesday's game. Source: Daily Sports 7/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2014 ... Eldred's finger injury does not appear to be serious. Source: Sponichi 7/9/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • 2nd round draft pick Yuta Yoshida hurt his right ankle during a close play at the plate in the 5th inning of Wednesday's game against the Seibu Lions.  He was taken to a hospital in Iruma, Saitama for an evaluation and diagnosed with a possible injury to his anterior talofibular ligament.  He will undergo additional tests to narrow down the damage. Source: Sponichi 7/9/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuki Yoshimura hurt his right calf while running the bases during the 2nd inning of Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd.  He will be examined at a hospital on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2014