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[7/11/2014] Injury Report: Kyosuke Takagi (Yomiuri), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 4:48 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyosuke Takagi was involved in a car accident on Friday and suffered a bruise on his right arm.  The incident took place at 6:55am on a road in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.  Takagi was on his way to practices at Giants Stadium when an oncoming car suddenly swerved into his lane.  The driver in the other car told police he turned the steering wheel to avoid a car that was trying to merge into his lane in front of him.  The driver was not hurt. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Friday.  He got the start at second and batted second.  He went 1-for-1: doubled to left in the 1st and walked in the 2nd.  This was his first rehab game. Source: Sanspo 7/11/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left hamstring) is still only at about forty percent.  He will remain at Ni-gun until he is fully healed. Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter against Yokohama and batted third.  He went 2-for-2: infield single in the 1st, single to center in the 4th.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 4th.  It was his first game since June 13.  He will get three at bats and the start in left during Saturday's Ni-gun game against Yokohama.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014 ... Junji Ogawa told reporters on Thursday that they would consider calling Balentien up after he plays in at least two Ni-gun games, gets at least five at bats, and also has a chance to show he is ready on defense. Source: Sponichi 7/11/2014
  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left biceps femoris) was scratched from Friday's Ni-gun rehab game because he was still favoring his leg while running the bases.  He should be okay for either Saturday or Sunday's Ni-gun game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014