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[8/22/2014] Injury Report: Hisayoshi Chono (Yomiuri), Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank)

by on Aug.23, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hisayoshi Chono was examined at a hospital on Friday and diagnosed with a joint contusion in his right knee. Chono suffered the injury while making a leaping catch during Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 9th and gave up a run on two hits over an inning of work.  He faced four hitters, walked none, struck out one, and topped out at 152km/h.  If things continue to go smoothly, he could make the active roster in time for the Yomiuri series that begins on the 26th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sanspo 8/22/2014
  • Daiki Enokida (left shoulder) also pitched in the Ni-gun Softbank on Wednesday.  It was his first rehab game.  He entered the game in the 8th and did not allow a run or a hit over an inning of work.  He faced three hitters, threw eight pitches, and topped out at 139km/h. Source: Sanspo 8/22/2014 ... Enokida was added to the active roster on Friday. Source: Sanspo 8/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) could make it back to the active roster in time for the start of the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 26th at YafuOku Dome.  A lot will depend on how he does during a three-game Ni-gun series against Orix that begins on Friday (August 22). Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2014, Sponichi 8/22/2014