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[9/5/2014] Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Kenta Asakura (Chunichi)

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 2:28 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time for a start against Hanshin at Koshien on the 11th. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka will most likely appear in two to three rehab games at Ni-gun as a designated hitter before he gets to play defense. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka practiced at Naruohama on Thursday. His workouts included taking batting practice from both side of the plate and playing catch at a distance of about fifteen meters. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on Friday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-3: G3, Kl, G3. It was his first game since July 21. He is scheduled to make the starting line-up at DH on Saturday as well. Depending on his progress, he could play some defense beginning on the 9th. Source: Sports Hochi 9/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kenta Asakura was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his right elbow. Pitching coach Yui Tomori told reporters Asakura hurt the elbow on the last pitch he threw during his start against the Yakult Swallows on the 3rd. The Dragons are not planning to rush him. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo practiced at Yokohama Stadium with the Ichi-gun team on Friday. He is slated to return to the active roster on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014