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[10/10/2013] Injury Updates: Otonari, Honda (SOF), Okajima (RAK)

by on Oct.11, 2013 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) tossed batting practice at the Saitozaki training facilities on Thursday.  It was his third session since his surgery and first since October 8.

Otonari threw fifty-one pitches.  About half were sliders and change-ups.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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Yuichi Honda is hoping to off-set his chronic neck problems by continuing a strengthening program during the off-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Takero Okajima (right shoulder) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He told reporters on Thursday that his shoulder was no longer giving him problems and that he was feeling fine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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[10/9/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (YAK), Otonari (SOF), Kishida (ORI)

by on Oct.09, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

The Swallows decided to pull Wladimir Balentien from Tuesday's nights game after the top of the 3rd out of concern for his left Achilles' tendon.  There was still a small chance for him to overtake Tony Blanco in batting average, but the Swallows decided to play it safe.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen before tossing sixty-one pitches during batting practice on Tuesday.  He told reporters he started feeling tired after throwing about fifty.  He is hoping to make it to the Phoenix League around the 20th.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida continues to rehab the Lisfranc injury in his right foot.  He spoke to reporters today and said, "I am feeling much better.  I tossed a bullpen session, but I am still not there yet.  I want to hurry up and play some baseball."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2013

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[10/8/2013] Injury Updates: Lopez (YOM), Otonari (SOF), Makida (RAK), Nishi, Lee (ORI)

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 11:17 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Jose Lopez told reporters on Monday he no longer felt discomfort in his left side and that he was at about ninety percent.

Source: Sponichi 10/8/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) tossed sixty-one pitches to Ikusei players Daiki Nakahara and Ryosuke Shibata during batting practice at the Saitozaki facilities today.  He also tossed batting practice on the 5th.

Otonari is hoping to pitch in the Phoenix League.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/8/2013

Otonari is scheduled to participate in team practices that begin on the 16th at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/8/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Akihisa Makida played in a Phoenix League game against the LG Twins on Monday and collected two hits and two RBI.  This was his first game since he hurt his left side while swinging the bat during a game against Seibu on August 16.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/8/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Yuki Nishi tweaked his right ankle when attempting to cover first base in the second inning of tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He tried to pitch in the 3rd, but was pulled before he could throw any practice pitches.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/8/2013

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Dae-Ho Lee was taken off the active roster today.  The team decided to give Lee an early end to his season because he was a little banged up.

Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2013

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[10/6/2013] Injury Updates: Goto (YOK), Naruse (LOT), Itoi (ORI)

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Taketoshi Goto was he was hit by a pitch in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons and replaced by a pinch-runner.  He went to a Nagoya hospital for x-rays and was diagnosed with a bruise on his right elbow.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yoshihisa Naruse (left shoulder) threw sixty-two pitches in the bullpen today.  He is currently slated to start the last game of the season on the 8th against Seibu.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/6/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Yoshio Itoi took an HBP near his right elbow in the 6th inning of today's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines and replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 7th.  He was later taken to a hospital in Narashino and diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2013

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[10/5/2013] Injury Updates: Miyaguni (YOM), Ibata (CHU), Nomi, Yamato (HAN), Falkenborg (SOF), Mima (RAK)

by on Oct.05, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Ryosuke Miyaguni developed a pain near his right knee and is currently working out separately from the rest of the Ni-gun players.  There is no timetable for when he might be able to return to regular workouts.

Source: Sponichi 10/5/2013

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons announced today that Hirokazu Ibata had surgery on his right ankle on Friday.  There were no complications during the procedure.  He will be discharged from the hospital on the 7th and will need about two months before he can start jogging.

Ibata will also have surgery on his right elbow later this month on 12th.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/5/2013

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Doala (left middle finger) successfully turned a backflip (with a twist) after the seventh inning of tonight's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Before the game: "The finger is not completely healed, but I got the green light from the doctor because this is the last game of the season.  I am not at my best, but I will do what I can."

After turning the backflip: "I am so happy!  I am glad I was able to nail it for [Takeshi] Yamasaki.  I am glad I was able to add in a twist."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/5/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Atsushi Nomi resumed playing catch on Friday.  The cut he suffered on his finger during his last start on October 1 appeared to be fine.

Source: Sanspo 10/5/2013

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Yamato (right pinky) played in a practice game against Orix at Naruohama on Friday.  He started in center and batted second.  He went 2-for-5.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/5/2013

Softbank Hawks

Brian Falkenborg was taken off the active roster on Friday with tightness in his neck and back.

"He cannot throw the ball because of pain in his neck and back, so we sent him back to Fukuoka," pitching coach Ikuo Takayama said.

Source: Sponichi 10/5/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Manabu Mima was examined at the hospital on Friday after he complained of discomfort in his right elbow.  He was diagnosed with inflammation in the elbow and taken off the active roster today.  He will be allowed to play catch once the swelling goes down.  The Eagles are uncertain if he will be ready for the start of the Final Stage of the Climax Series.

Source: Sponichi 10/5/2013

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[10/4/2013] Injury Updates: Ota, Lopez (YOM), Eldred (HIR), Mima (RAK), Naruse (LOT)

by on Oct.04, 2013 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Taishi Ota suffered scrapes on his elbows and knees when he fell off his bicycle while riding to practices today.

Source: Sanspo 10/4/2013

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Jose Lopez was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 5th of Thursday's game against Yakult because of discomfort in his left side.

Source: Sponichi 10/3/2013

Lopez worked out at Giants Stadium today.  There was some concern about his left side because he missed some time in June with a similar injury, but it appears his condition is not serious.  He is not expected to miss the Climax Series.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Brad Eldred (acute gastroenteritis) attended practices at Mazda Stadium today.  He told reporters he was feeling better, but not yet quite at one hundred percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Manabu Mima was pulled partway through tonight's game against the Seibu Lions with discomfort in his right elbow -- he left after throwing two pitches to Takumi Kuriyama, with runners on first and third and one out in the 3rd.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013

Senichi Hoshino was disappointed at the news because he found out the elbow was giving Mima problems even before the coaches noticed something wrong with him from the dugout.

Source: Sponichi 10/4/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yoshihisa Naruse (left shoulder) joined Ichi-gun workouts at QVC Marine today.  He could pitch in the last game of the regular season on the 8th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013

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[10/3/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (YAK), Nomi, Boyer (HAN), Nakata, Y. Saito (HAM)

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 6:54 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles' tendon) told reporters on Wednesday he did not think he would be able to play until Friday.

Source: Sponichi 10/3/2013

Balentien was not in the starting line-up tonight.

Hanshin Tigers

Atsushi Nomi was taken off the active roster on Wednesday because he is not scheduled to pitch over the next ten days.  It apparently had nothing to do with the cut he suffered on his left ring finger during his last start on the 1st.

With regards to Blaine Boyer, Yutaka Wada hinted at an injury he may have sustained during his outing on the 1st by saying they did not want to prolong his recovery.

Source: Sanspo 10/3/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata was added to the active roster on Thursday even though his doctor feels he will not be able to play until the last game of the season.  Hideki Kuriyama wants to use him and Nakata wants to play, but people around him are advising him not to rush things.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2013

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Yuki Saito's right shoulder pain was so bad that at one point he could not hold a cup.  He turned down surgery as an option and instead worked on streamlining his mechanics to put less strain on his shoulder.

Saito is expected to participate in the upcoming Phoenix League.  The Fighters are hoping he will be able to pitch in at least three games.  How he does will determine whether or not he attends fall camp.

Source: Sponichi 10/3/2013, Sanspo 10/3/2013

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[10/2/2013] Injury Updates: Murata (YOM), Balentien (YAK), Eldred (HIR), Yamato, Hojo (HAN), Y. Saito, Koyano (HAM)

by on Oct.02, 2013 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Shuichi Murata took an HBP off his left side during Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  He started today's game against Yakult on the bench as a precaution.  He made it into the game on defense in the top of the 9th and hit a single to center in the bottom half of the inning.

"There is a little discomfort, but it will be fine since I was able to play.  Things are getting better," Murata said.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien was left out of tonight's starting line-up against the Yomiuri Giants because of pain in his left Achilles tendon.  He was scheduled to play, but was scratched after workouts.  He told reporters after the game that his leg was not feeling well.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013, Sports Hochi 10/2/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Brad Eldred did not play in today's game against the Hanshin Tigers because he was feeling sick (possibly due to something he ate).  He might end up missing Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons as well.

Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Yamato (right pinky fracture) played in an Ikusei practice game against Industrial League team Panasonic today.  He started in center and batted second.  He went 1-for-5.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

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Fumiya Hojo (right ankle sprain) also played in the Ikusei practice game against Panasonic today.  He entered the game as a defensive replacement at short in the 6th and hit a single and stole second in the 9th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito (right shoulder) on his start against the Orix Buffaloes tonight:

I was able to get up onto the mound without getting nervous.  My control was not where I wanted it to be.  I know what I need to work on.  I was able to throw freely without worrying about my shoulder at all.  I think things will be fine if I can increase the number of pitches I am happy with.  The cheering from the fans was a big help.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

Hideki Kuriyama on the Saito:

It is as everyone was able to see.  This is more than the results.  He has really been through a lot.

He was also surprised.  I think he has done a good job.  This is an important time for him.  This should carry over to next season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

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Eiichi Koyano was removed on defense in the 4th inning of tonight's game against the Orix Buffaloes because of cramps in both his hamstrings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

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[10/2/2013] Injury Updates: Dobayashi (HIR), R. Arai (HAN), Morgan (YOK), Nakata (HAM), Williams (SEI), T. Ogino (LOT)

by on Oct.02, 2013 @ 6:09 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi (fracture in third metacarpal in left hand) played in a rehab practice game against Softbank on Tuesday.  It was his first game since he suffered his injury.  He went 0-for-3.

Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Ryota Arai took an HBP off the back of his left hand during his at bat in the 6th inning of Tuesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner and sent to the hospital for an examination.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Nyjer Morgan suffered a bruise on his right wrist after taking an HBP off of it during a game against Yakult on September 19.  He was taken off the active roster on September 21.

Morgan left Japan out of Narita Airport earlier today.  Before leaving, he told reporters he would like to return to Yokohama next year.

Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky fissure fracture) returned to the active roster today.

"He is at about seventy percent.  The bone has not fully healed.  There is a risk in him playing," the chief trainer said.

Nakata did not make the starting line-up tonight.

Source: Sponichi 10/2/2013

Seibu Lions

Randy Williams was taken off the active roster today, most likely due to pain in his left forearm.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takashi Ogino was diagnosed with a strain in his right biceps femoris muscle during a hospital examination on Tuesday.  He will require about three weeks for a full recovery.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day.

Source: Sanspo 10/2/2013

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[10/1/2013] Injury Updates: Ogawa (CHU), Balentien (YAK), Nomi (HAN), Nakata (HAM), T. Ogino (LOT)

by on Oct.01, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Ryuya Ogawa (spondylolysis) will make his first appearance of the year on the 3rd (vs Hiroshima at Mazda).  He is scheduled to toss about three innings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien was removed on defense in the 8th inning of tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants because of tightness in his left Achilles' tendon.  The tendon has been giving him problems on and off since July.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Atsushi Nomi was removed early from his start tonight with what may have been an injury to his left hand, possibly a cut to his finger.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2013

Nikkan Sports thinks it might be a cut on the ring finger, caused by his thumbnail.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky) took 101 swings during indoor batting batting practice on Monday.  Atsunori Inaba and Makoto Kaneko threw pitches to him.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takashi Ogino was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right hamstring.  Ogino suffered the injury while running the bases on Monday.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/1/2013

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