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[9/19/2013] Injury Updates: Morgan (YOK), Asamura, Carter (SEI), Rasner (RAK)

by on Sep.20, 2013 @ 12:54 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Nyjer Morgan was replaced by a pinch-runner after he took an HBP off the back of his right hand during his at bat in the 5th inning of Thursday night's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He did not go to the hospital and was treated with ice.

Source: Sponichi 9/20/2013

Seibu Lions

Hideto Asamura and Chris Carter left Thursday night's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters early with injuries.

Asamura hurt his right heel when his foot landed awkwardly on the first base bag while running out a grounder to short in the 6th inning.  He has a minor bruise and is not expected to miss Saturday's game.

Carter hurt his right wrist when swinging the bat as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning.  No damage was found to the bones.  He will have the wrist re-examined at a later date.

Source: Sponichi 9/20/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles announced Darrell Rasner had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in the US on the 14th and will require ten to twelve months for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2013

[9/22/2013] Injury Updates: Fukudome (HAN), Nakata (HAM), Hosokawa (SOF), Ray, Rasner (RAK), Ito (LOT)

by on Sep.11, 2013 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) worked out with the Ichi-gun team at Koshien on Tuesday.  He took batting and fielding practice.  He also wore cleats during running exercises (running the bases and dashes) for the first time since he got hurt.  He was added to the active roster today.  He was intentionally walked during a pinch-hit at bat in the 7th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2013, Daily Sports 9/11/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky) was examined at a Sapporo hospital today.  The team trainer told reporters his bone was healing properly.  He could begin swinging the bat with both hands soon.

After his hospital visit, he visited Sapporo Dome and did some exercises during pre-game workouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2013

Softbank Hawks

Toru Hosokawa took an HBP off the left side of his head in the 2nd inning of today's game against the Seibu Lions.  He was taken off the field in a stretcher, but was able to speak and walk when he got on the ambulance.  A CT scan did not reveal any apparent damage to the brain.  He was diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/11/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ken Ray was examined at a hospital in Chiba today and was informed he did not need surgery after he took a batted ball off his face during Wednesday's game against Lotte and suffered a fracture in his right cheekbone.  Ray will now return to Sendai for tests on his eyes/vision.  The team will continue to monitor him over the next few days before deciding on his status.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2013

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Darrell Rasner will undergo Tommy John surgery later this week and will most likely require about a year for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 9/11/2013

Senichi Hoshino on Rasner leaving for the US and perhaps never returning to the Eagles: "I almost teared up.  He is a nice guy.  He apologized for having to leave in the middle of such an exciting season."

Source: Sports Hochi 9/11/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yoshihiro Ito had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Funabashi, Chiba on Tuesday.  There were no complications during the procedure.  Ito began his rehab today and will likely require three months before he can throw again.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/11/2013

[9/10/2013] Injury Updates: Clark (CHU), Nakata (HAM), Yanagita (SOF), Ray, Rasner (RAK)

by on Sep.10, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Matt Clark missed the last couple games because of tightness in his back.  He returned to the line-up tonight against the Hnashin Tigers and batted second for the first time in his NPB career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky fracture) visited Sapporo Dome today to give Hideki Kuriyama an update on his progress.  He also did some light workouts with the Ichi-gun team.  He will be re-examined at a hospital in Sapporo on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita did not play in tonight's game against Seibu because of cellulitis on his right leg.  He did not attend practices since he was getting treatment at a Fukuoka hospital.  He will not be taken off the active roster for the time being because the Hawks do not expect him to miss too many days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013, Sponichi 9/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ken Ray took a batted ball near his right temple in the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Lotte (Daichi Suzuki was the batter).  Casey McGehee rushed over and helped him to the dugout.  Ray was taken to a Chiba hospital in an ambulance and later diagnosed with a fracture in his right cheekbone.  There was no apparent damage to the brain.  He will undergo a full examination on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2013, Sponichi 9/9/20103

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Darrell Rasner returned to the US on Monday to get another opinion on his right elbow.  There is a chance he might require surgery.  Depending on how things turn out, this could end up being his last year with the Eagles.

Rasner first felt discomfort in his right elbow during a game against Lotte on August 24.

Source: Sanspo 9/10/2013, Daily Sports 9/10/2013

[8/30/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Fukudome (HAN), Suda (YOK), Nakata (HAM), Kikuchi (SEI), Rasner (RAK)

by on Aug.30, 2013 @ 5:37 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna is seriously considering surgery because the pain in his right knee was becoming unbearable.  He visited a number of hospitals in Japan and was told he could hold off on surgery and get pain-killers to help him through the pain.  That would have been a viable option, except the pain had a tendency to come back much stronger after the pain-killers wore off.

"I was told the same thing a number of times, but the pain was getting worse after the pain-killers wore off," said Luna.

He added, "The pain was unbearable.  When I swung at pitches, I did not think it would be possible to continue."

Even if Luna goes under the knife, he plans to play in the Dominican Winter League in December.  He promised the organization he would be at Spring camp, beginning on the first day.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) was left out of the starting line-up on Thursday -- he did take pre-game batting practice with the rest of the team, but spent most of his time working out in the indoor facilities.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 8/30/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kota Suda got an MRI on his right elbow at a Hiroshima hospital on Thursday.  Inflammation was found.  He will be re-examined at another hospital in Yokohama on Friday.

Source: Sanspo 8/30/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky fracture) began his rehab at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya today.  His workouts lasted about two hours and included running and trunk strengthening exercises.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) played catch at a distance of about fifty meters today.  Kikuchi was cleared to play catch on the 27th.  He is currently throwing the ball at about seventy to eighty percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Darrell Rasner might need surgery on his right elbow.

Source: Sponichi 8/30/2031

[8/28/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Nakata (HAM), Pena (SOF), McGehee, Rasner (RAK)

by on Aug.28, 2013 @ 2:37 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna will be returning to the Domincan Republic on the 29th.  He will most likely opt to have surgery on his right knee.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata began working out again on Tuesday after most of the swelling in his hand left hand subsided.  Nakata suffered a fissure fracture in his left fifth metacarpal during a game against Rakuten on the 21st.  He will have to keep his workouts light (like running and trunk strengthening exercises) until the fracture heals.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2013

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena (right knee) played in his first rehab game on Tuesday.  He made it into a Ni-gun game against Chunichi at YafuOku Dome as a pinch-hitter and recorded a run-scoring hit.  Assuming no problems, he could begin playing defense on the 30th.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Casey McGehee was not feeling well and left Tuesday's game against Orix on defense in the 4th inning.  He was taken to a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a fever induced by pharyngitis.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 8/28/2013

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Darrell Rasner was taken off the active roster on Sunday with pain in his right elbow.

Source: Sponichi 8/27/2013

[8/24/2013] Injury Updates: Nakai (YOM), Imanari, Ito, Enokida (HAN), Fujii (YOK), Sakata (SEI), Rasner (RAK)

by on Aug.24, 2013 @ 11:31 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Daisuke Nakai took outdoor batting practice on Friday for the first time since he hurt his left knee.  Depending on how things go, he could play a rehab game in early September.

Source: Sanspo 8/23/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Ryota Imanari and Hayata Ito are a little banged up after today's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  Imanari hurt his left leg while trying to score from first on a double to center by Matt Murton in the top of the 9th.  He was removed from the game on defense in the bottom-half of the inning.  Ito was replaced by a pinch-runner after he took an HBP off the area near his right knee in the 7th.

"They both suffered bruises.  Nothing serious," said Yutaka Wada to reporters after the game.

Source: Sanspo 8/24/2013

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Daiki Enokida pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game on the 20th and reportedly left the game a little early because of discomfort in his left elbow.  He joined the Ichi-gun team on Friday and told reporters he was fine.  He is currently scheduled to start a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on the 27th.

Source: Sanspo 8/24/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Shugo Fujii left tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants after throwing just seventeen pitches because of discomfort in his left elbow.

Source: Sponichi 8/24/2013

Seibu Lions

Ryo Sakata is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun rehab game on the 27th against Nippon Ham.  It will be his first game in about three months.  Sakata was taken off the active roster on May 20 with a forward dislocation in his left shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 8/24/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Darrell Rasner's night was cut short with pain in his right elbow -- he entered the game in the top of the 9th against Lotte and left after throwing just six pitches.

Source: Sponichi 8/24/2013

Rakuten Eagles may only bring one of their current foreign players back in 2013

by on Oct.01, 2012 @ 12:52 pm, under NPB
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According to Sponichi, the Rakuten Eagles may only bring back Jim Heuser back next season.  They do have some concerns about his slide-step and his off-speed pitches, but feel that he will be able to help the team out in 2013.

Darrell Rasner, Kelvin Jimenez, and Brandon Duckworth have had respectable seasons and may still return, but the team will most likely wait until after the season to decide on their fates.

Luis Terrero and Brett Harper most likely will not return.  Jose Fernandez and Luis Garcia are also questionable.  An unnamed team source told reporters that some in the organization felt that if the foreign position players had done better this year, the team would have gone much farther.

Source: Sponichi 10/1/2012

Rasner (RAK), Takeda (HAM), Kanazawa (SOF), Yoshimi (CHU) taken off active roster

by on May.02, 2012 @ 7:29 pm, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Darrell Rasner was taken off the active roster today with discomfort in hip hip region.  Rasner was examined at a hospital in Saitama today but the team has not released information about his injury or about how long they expect him to be out.

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters took Hisashi Takeda off the active roster today because of pain in the inner portion of his right knee (inflammation).  He first started feeling pain during a game on April 19th and was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on April 23.  No ligament damage was found at the time.  The team is considering whether or not to have Takeda re-evaluated.  There is currently no timetable for his return.

Takeda injured his right knee before in 2003.  

Softbank Hawks

Takehito Kanazawa was taken off the active today because of tightness in his right shoulder-blade area.

Chunichi Dragons

As expected, Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster today with a bruise on his left biceps femoris muscle.