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[8/20/2014] Injury Report: Akihiro Yanase (Softbank), Yoshihiro Ito (Lotte)

by on Aug.21, 2014 @ 1:57 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka worked out at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He played catch outdoors at a distance of about fifty meters.  He also hit off a tee indoors -- thirty swings from each side. Source: Sanspo 8/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) was re-examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Wednesday.  He was given the green light to resume throwing, but there is no timetable on when he might start playing catch because he still needs time to regain muscle strength. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka was taken off the active roster on Wednesday with a bruise on right calf.  Muranaka suffered the injury during a start against Yomiuri on Tuesday.  He will be examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yoshihiro Ito started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder on Tuesday.  He was taken off the active roster on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Akihiro Yanase was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Wednesday and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day.  The Hawks will re-assess after a week of no throwing. Source: Sports Hochi 8/20/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted second.  He went 1-for-2 with a walk. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu (right thumb) could make his next start on the 26th against Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014
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Senryokugai: Hawks’ announcement includes 10 players

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 6:27 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced that the following players will not be offered contracts for the 2011 season:

37-year-old Akio Mizuta P

35-year-old Makoto Sato P

27-year-old Akihiro Yanase P

23-year-old Ryuta Otahara P

19-year-old Shunya Suzuki P

22-year-old Yuta Arakawa C

31-year-old Motohiro Yoshikawa INF

31-year-old Takeshi Tsuji OF

22-year-old Masaki Onishi P (Ikusei)

23-year-old Michael Olmsted P (Ikusei)

I'll try to include season stats a little later.

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Yanase undergoes right elbow surgery

by on Aug.09, 2010 @ 8:40 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced earlier today that Akihiro Yanase underwent surgery on his right elbow (MCL tear and arthroscopic surgery to remove some loose fragments).  Yanase will remain in the hospital until the 12th and will then begin his rehab in Fukuoka.  Yanase had surgery on his right elbow in September last year and has not had any appearances at Ni-gun or Ichi-gun this season.

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