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[8/30/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 10:42 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/29 NYY 6
TOR 3
RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .288
Batted eighth. G6, G4, 1B3-R[34], F5. Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/29 CLE 6
KCR 1
RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .263
Batted lead-off. G6, L8, L9, F8, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/29 NYY 6
TOR 3
PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Steve Tolleson in the bottom of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. 1B8. Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014, Sponichi 8/30/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/29 MRO 3
SAN 2
1B 4 0 1 1 0 1   .264
Batted eighth. 1B8 one RBI[29], F9, F8, K (foul bunt).
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/29 CRD 6
AUG 1
2B 4 0 0 0 1 4   .224
Batted eighth. Ks, BB-SB[20] (second base), Kl, Ks, Ks.

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New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka's attempt to return from a torn elbow ligament without undergoing Tommy John surgery hit a roadblock Friday when the New York Yankees announced he would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed as "general soreness'' in his pitching arm.

"I want to be a little bit cautious. I haven't been throwing for a couple of weeks and then I started throwing again and built up the number of pitches that I've been throwing,'' Tanaka said through his interpreter, Shingo Horie. "I think that's the reason why there's a little bit of extra soreness in the arm itself."

... Now, any possible return by Tanaka this season is very much in doubt.

Source: ESPN 8/29/2014

And from the NY Daily's News' Mark Feinsand:

... The Yankees ace threw a 49-pitch simulated game Thursday in Detroit, reporting after the exercise that he felt the "normal soreness" pitchers feel after throwing. Roughly 24 hours later, the Yankees announced that Tanaka would be heading back to New York after complaining of continued soreness, putting his comeback on hold.

... "There's not a specific spot; it's just throughout the arm that's sore," Tanaka said. "I'm glad that it's not the elbow itself."

Tanaka is not scheduled to see a doctor this weekend, although Joe Girardi said the pitcher would be examined by team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad at the Stadium on Tuesday.

... Girardi said that Tanaka has not been shut down, but rather had his schedule pushed back.

... Girardi said Tanaka would probably not throw off a mound again for at least a week, bringing his potential September return into question. He will have to throw at least two simulated games before he returns, and with only four weeks remaining in the regular season, time might be working against the righthander.

Source: NY Daily News 8/29/2014

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Disabled List

Player Status Injury Notes
Yu Darvish 15-day disabled list (8/13),
retroactive to 8/10
Right elbow inflammation Due back: August 25. ... Not playing catch as of August 19 update. ... Not throwing program scheduled as of Aug. 22 update. ... May not return in 2014 as of Aug. 25 update. ... Has not resumed throwing as of Aug. 28 update.
Masahiro Tanaka 15-day disabled list (7/9) Partial tear of UCL in right elbow Threw 25-pitch bullpen session Aug. 16; expected to throw bullpen session Aug. 20. Due back: possibly September. ... Threw 35-pitch bullpen session Aug. 20. ... Scheduled to throw living batting practice Aug. 23. ... Threw 35-pitch simulated game to live hitters Aug. 23. ... Expected to throw next simulated game Aug. 28. ... Threw three-inning simulated game Aug. 28; shut down as of Aug. 29 update.

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