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[9/7/2014] Kyuji Fujikawa, Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 3:46 pm, under MLB


Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/6 KCR 2
PH-LF-RF 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 5th. Remained in the game as the left fielder. Moved from left to right in the top of the 8th. 1B8 one RBI, 1B4. Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014, Sponichi 9/7/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/6 TOR 3
PH-2B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .269
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. 1B8, BB. Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014, Sponichi 9/7/2014


Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/6
RES 9/5
72-42 17 3.1 3 3 2 1 2 0 2.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 4th (left leg cramp) with a runner on second, one out, and the score tied at two. Runner on second later came around to score. (HBP 2). Went 0-for-1 at the plate: F6. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/6 PIT 5
10-7 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.86
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with runners on first and second, one out, and Chicago down 4-0. (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014, Sponichi 9/7/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/6
RES 9/5
1-1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
Entered the game in the top of the 11th with a runner on third, two out, and Chicago down 5-3. Nikkan Sports 9/7/2014, Sponichi 9/7/2014


New York Yankees

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from the LoHud Yankees Blog's Chad Jennings:

After a 34-pitch bullpen, Masahiro Tanaka declared his arm soreness to be a thing of the past.

... that's reassuring news for the Yankees who absolutely want to get Tanaka into a game this season to make sure his injection-and-rehab protocol has solved his torn ligament issue. The Yankees have made it clear that — even if they're eliminated from the playoffs — they plan to get Tanaka into a game this season.

... "Not worried (about how the arm will feel tomorrow)," Tanaka said. "One, because it was a bullpen today, and two, that I really do feel that I'm getting stronger, so I'm really not worried about it."

Source: LoHud Yankees 9/6/2014

Texas Rangers

The latest on Yu Darvish, from MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan:

... Darvish was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 13 due to mild inflammation in his right elbow. The ace right-hander is close to being fully recovered, but he has not begun a throwing program and the Rangers have decided not to push him to pitch again this season.

"It's kind of one of those deals -- if we wanted to be aggressive and push it, we could get him back the last week," general manager Jon Daniels said. "But we don't see any value in that. There is a lot more risk to it."

... Darvish will wait another week or so before he starts throwing again. The Rangers would like to see him at least throw on the side before he returns to Japan in the offseason.

... Darvish's condition has been described as mild inflammation, but it is around the ulnar collateral ligament. Daniels said there is no tear in the ligament, which would mean the dreaded Tommy John surgery. But it also means the Rangers don't want to take any chances as long as there is inflammation.

Source: MLB.com 9/6/2014

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Disabled List

Player Status Injury Notes
Daisuke Matsuzaka   Right elbow soreness Expected to be examined by doctors as of Aug. 31 update. ... Given cortisone injection Aug. 31; set to rejoin team Sept. 5.
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. ... May not return in 2014 as of Sept. 3 update. ... Scheduled to be examined by team doctor Sept. 4. ... Examined by team doctor Sept. 4. ... Shut down for season as of Sept. 6 update.
Masahiro Tanaka 60-day disabled list (7/9; trasferred to 60-day on 9/2) 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. ... Expected to resume throwing program week of Sept. 1. ... Scheduled to resume throw bullpen session week of Sept. 1. ... Transferred to 60-day DL on Sept. 2. ... Scheduled to throw bullpen session Sept. 6.

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