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[7/25/2014] Injury Report: Hector Luna (Chunichi), Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank)

by on Jul.26, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on August 2 against Hiroshima.  Ryosuke Hirata (left ankle) is slated to play in his first rehab game on the 29th against Softbank. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left hamstring) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He got the start at first and batted clean-up against Yokohama.  He went 1-for-3.  He will play in two more Ni-gun rehab games over the weekend.  If there are no problems, he could rejoin the Ichi-gun team in time for the start of the Hanshin series that begins on the 29th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014, Sponichi 7/25/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Hideki Okajima was diagnosed with a strain in his left calf on Friday.  He will most likely require two to three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 7/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2014
  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) recovery is taking longer than expected.  He might be about two weeks behind schedule.  He might not be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team until late-August. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2014

[7/11/2014] Injury Report: Kyosuke Takagi (Yomiuri), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 4:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyosuke Takagi was involved in a car accident on Friday and suffered a bruise on his right arm.  The incident took place at 6:55am on a road in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.  Takagi was on his way to practices at Giants Stadium when an oncoming car suddenly swerved into his lane.  The driver in the other car told police he turned the steering wheel to avoid a car that was trying to merge into his lane in front of him.  The driver was not hurt. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Friday.  He got the start at second and batted second.  He went 1-for-1: doubled to left in the 1st and walked in the 2nd.  This was his first rehab game. Source: Sanspo 7/11/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left hamstring) is still only at about forty percent.  He will remain at Ni-gun until he is fully healed. Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter against Yokohama and batted third.  He went 2-for-2: infield single in the 1st, single to center in the 4th.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 4th.  It was his first game since June 13.  He will get three at bats and the start in left during Saturday's Ni-gun game against Yokohama.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014 ... Junji Ogawa told reporters on Thursday that they would consider calling Balentien up after he plays in at least two Ni-gun games, gets at least five at bats, and also has a chance to show he is ready on defense. Source: Sponichi 7/11/2014
  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left biceps femoris) was scratched from Friday's Ni-gun rehab game because he was still favoring his leg while running the bases.  He should be okay for either Saturday or Sunday's Ni-gun game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

[7/7/2014] Injury Report: Atsushi Nomi (Hanshin), Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (Yakult)

by on Jul.07, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi (left side) threw about fifty pitches, all fastballs, in the bullpen on Monday. Source: Sanspo 7/7/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left biceps femoris) could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on the 11th.  Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) could also play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on the same day. Source: Daily Sports 7/7/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • There is still a chance Senichi Hoshino might not be able to manage at the All-Star series.  The Eagles are hoping to make some sort of a decision before the end of the week. Source: Sanspo 7/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/7/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu (lower back) is scheduled to return to Japan on July 18.  He will join Ichi-gun practices on the 19th and resume workouts at Ni-gun on the 20th. Source: official announcementDaily Sports 7/7/2014

[6/12/2014] Yakult Swallows: Kazuhiro Hatakeyama to miss four weeks

by on Jun.12, 2014 @ 7:55 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows announced today that Kazuhiro Hatakeyama will miss four weeks with a strain in his left biceps femoris.

Hatakeyama suffered the injury while running the bases during a game against Seibu on Sunday.  He was given a preliminary examination at a Tokyo hospital on Monday and taken off the active roster.  The strain was discovered during tests on Wednesday.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2014, Jiji Press 6/12/2014

[6/9/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima), Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (Yakult)

by on Jun.09, 2014 @ 6:07 pm, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder during his start against Yomiuri on Saturday.  He was taken off the active roster today. Source: Sponichi 6/9/2014, Sports Hochi 6/9/2014 ... UPDATE 6/10 @ 12:41am - Pitching coach Eiji Kiyokawa told reporters Kishi's condition was not serious and that the focus right now was on a start during the Yokohama series that begins on the 21st.  Kishi will not be traveling with the Ichi-gun team and will workout at the Ni-gun facilities. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right shoulder.  He started complaining of the pain after his outing against Softbank at Mazda Stadium on Sunday.  He was not feeling any better this morning and he was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima for an MRI.  Additional tests will be conducted on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2014, Sponichi 6/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama hurt his left hamstring while running the bases on Sunday.  He was examined at a hospital today, but could not get an MRI.  He will go in for additional tests later this week.  He was taken off the active roster today. Source: Daily Sports 6/9/2014, Sponichi 6/9/2014

[6/8/2014] Yakult Swallows: Kazuhiro Hatakeyama hurts left hamstring

by on Jun.08, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama left Sunday's game against the Seibu Lions at Jingu Stadium with an injury to his left hamstring.  He was on second base in the 6th inning when Yuhei Nakamura hit a ball off the wall in right.  Hatakeyama was heading toward third when he heard a pop and began feeling pain.

Slightly different quotes from two sources -

Nikkan Sports: "I was a little slow to judge the ball and I got hurt when I tried to run faster.  It was around third base.  I heard a pop so it can't be nothing.  I had some tightness in the area the last week or two so I was trying to be careful."

Sponichi: "I got a late start because I couldn't get a good read on the ball.  I've been playing with some tightness in my left hamstring and I [accidentally] ran at 100 percent.  I head something when I rounded third."

Hatakeyama will be examined at a hospital on Monday morning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2014, Sponichi 6/8/2014

[2/2/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB
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Batting Practice

February 2

  • Wladimir Balentien - thirty-six swings, five over the fence

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • Masanori Ishikawa - fifty-one pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Shohei Tateyama - fifty pitches, thirty pitches with a break in between

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Shingo Kawabata ran eight twenty-meter dashes while wearing a parachute on his back during workouts on Sunday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2014

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The Swallows held an evening workout session on Sunday.  Eleven position players in their twenties practiced swinging their bats near the hotel pool.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Masanori Ishikawa's bullpen session on Sunday was his second in as many days.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Shohei Tateyama is planning to toss batting practice during the third block of sring camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against KIA (KBO) on the 16th.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Yasuhiro Ogawa tossed one splitter during his bullpen session on Saturday.  He got tips on how to throw the pitch when he worked out with Koji Uehara in January.  He also threw the cutter he learned from Yu Darvish. ... Ogawa was interested in supplements and started taking four to five, beginning on Saturday.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014, Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama is approaching first base under the assumption that Wladimir Balentien will not be there this season.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

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According to Sponichi, there may be three candidates for the opening day start: Ogawa, Ishikawa, and Tateyama.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

[9/5/2013] Injury Updates: Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (YAK), Toshiaki Imae (LOT)

by on Sep.06, 2013 @ 12:01 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama was diagnosed with a muscle strain in his abdominal oblique muscle.  He will need two to three weeks before he can return to practices.

Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae suffered what might be a mild right ankle sprain while playing defense in the 4th inning of Thursday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He was replaced on defense in the 5th as a precaution.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2013

[9/5/2013] Injury Updates: Hatakeyama (YAK), Boyer, Fukudome (HAN)

by on Sep.05, 2013 @ 6:18 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

The media learned on Wednesday that Kazuhiro Hatakeyama hurt his left side and will be evaluated at a hospital in Tokyo today.  There is a possibility he has a strain in his left abdominal internal oblique muscle.  At worst, he could miss the rest of the season.

Hatakeyama suffered the injury while taking fielding practice at the Ni-gun facilities in Toda on Tuesday.

Source: Sanspo 9/5/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi wanted to use Blaine Boyer for two innings against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Wednesday but decided to pull him after one inning because the reliever complained of tightness in his right shoulder.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sanspo 9/5/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) resumed taking indoor batting practice on Wednesday -- soft-toss batting practice for about fifteen minutes; regular batting practice for about ten minutes.  He also did about fifteen minutes of light running and participated in some Ni-gun training exercises.  At the end of workouts, he ran up some stairs.

Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2013

Yakult Swallows News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Wednesday

  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama: batting practice, fifty-eight swings, eight over the left-field fence

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Taichi Ishiyama: batting practice, faced Shinichi Takeuchi and Tsuyoshi Ueda, fifty pitches, topped out at 140km/h, threw at about sixty to seventy percent, first batting practice outing

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has been working on shifting the strike zone in his head a little further out because he realized it had moved inward.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

Katsuya Nomura visited Ichi-gun camp today and was pleased to see Hatakayama with a clean-shaven face.

Nomura spoke in front of the team again in the evening.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013, Sanspo 2/14/2013, Sanspo 2/14/2013

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Akinori Iwamura is scheduled to play in a practice game against KIA (KBO) on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013

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Samurai Japan candidate Ryoji Aikawa cut his practices short today and headed to Miyazaki for the start of WBC mini-camp.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013