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[4/16/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.17, 2014 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda worked out at Mazda Stadium on Wednesday.  He resumed playing catch and slowly stretched out his arm until he was throwing at a maximum distance of about sixty meters.  Maeda told reporters he threw the ball light and easy and felt no pain.  He is planning to throw harder on Thursday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2014 ... The Carp will wait to make a decision on Maeda until Thursday.  If he is okay, he will most likely start a game on the 20th against Yokohama.  If not, he could be taken off the active roster.  It was the first time he played catch in four days.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on Wednesday.  He faced eight hitters, gave up two hits, and struck out three.  He could pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 1 against Orix at Nagoya Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco felt pain in the back of his left thigh after sliding into second in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against Chunichi.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 5th.  Blanco has been playing through discomfort in the same area.  The Bay Stars are concerned about his condition.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis hurt his left thumb while running the bases during a game against Lotte on the 11th.  He missed Tuesday's game against Softbank and was examined at a hospital in Sendai on Wednesday.  He was diagnosed with a jammed thumb.  The Eagles are hoping he will be okay for the Nippon Ham series at kobo Stadium that begins on the 18th.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae missed Wednesday's game against Seibu because of lower back pain.  Source: Sponichi 4/16/2014

[4/9/2014] Injury Report: Shinnosuke Abe (Yomiuri), Tony Blanco (Yokohama)

by on Apr.09, 2014 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe (left calf) resumed practices on Tuesday.  His workouts included light running and playing catch.  He could return to the starting line-up in time for the Hanshin series that begins on the 11th.  Source: Sanpso 4/9/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yoshihiro Maru took an HBP off the area near the ear-flap of his helmet in the 3rd inning of Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  He remained in the game and was later taken to the hospital as a precaution.  He was in the starting line-up on Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 4/9/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) tossed batting practice on Wednesday.  It was his second session since his surgery.  He threw seventy-two pitches.  He will begin pitching in batting practice scrimmages on six days of rest.  If everything goes well, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on April 30.  Source: Sponichi 4/9/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco ended pre-game batting practice early on Tuesday because of a discomfort in his left wrist.  He still managed to hit a grand slam in the 7th.  He hit another home run on Wednesday.  Source: Daily Sports 4/9/2014, Sports Hochi 4/9/2014

[4/5/2014] Injury Report: Shinnosuke Abe (Yomiuri), Atsunori Inaba (Nippon Ham)

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe was taken out of Saturday's game against Chunichi after he took an HBP off his left calf in the 10th inning.  He had to be helped off the field.  Source: Sponichi 4/5/2014 ... Abe spoke to reporters after the game and said he might not be able to play in Sunday's game.  Source: Sanspo 4/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao (right elbow) played catch at a distance of about twenty meters on Friday.  If things go smoothly, he could begin bullpen sessions in May. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) could pitch in a rehab Ni-gun game against Softbank on the 27th.  Assuming no problems, he could pitch in his first Ichi-gun game on May 29 against Orix at Nagoya Dome.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/5/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shinya Kayama was removed from Friday's game against Rakuten after he hurt his right leg in the 8th inning -- Kazuya Fujita hit a grounder to first and stepped on both the bag and Kayama's leg at the same time.  The injury was not serious.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba was taken off the active roster on Saturday with pain in his left knee.  He will remain with the Ichi-gun team as he gets treatment and rehabs the knee.  Source: Sponichi 4/5/2014, Daily Sports 4/5/2014

[4/4/2014] Injury Report: Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi), Atsushi Kita (Nippon Ham)

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi tossed batting practice on Thursday for the first time since his surgery in June 2013.  It was the first time he faced hitters since May 7, 2013.  He threw fifty-five pitches.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Motohiro Shima was left out of the starting line-up on Friday because the Eagles wanted to give him the night off after he took a foul-tip off his right foot on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 4/4/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Naoya Masuda (right elbow) could make it back to the active roster in time for the Nippon Ham series over the weekend or for the Orix series that begins on the 8th.  Source: Sponichi 4/4/204

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsushi Kita hurt his right shoulder while diving after a ball in foul territory in the 7th inning of Thursday's game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Friday and diagnosed with shoulder inflammation.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day and will begin his rehab at Kamagaya on Sunday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

[3/16/2014] CL Injury Updates: Takashi Toritani (Hanshin), Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi)

by on Mar.16, 2014 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani missed his third consecutive exhibition game on Sunday with tightness in his back.  Yutaka Wada told reporters he expects Toritani back in the line-up on the 18th against Yakult (practice game).  Source: Sanspo 3/16/2014
  • Mauro Gomez played in a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi team.  He got the start at first and batted third.  He did not get any chances at first and went 0-for-3 at the plate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/16/2014 ... Gomez's three trips to the plate on Sunday: 1st inning, runner on first and one out, 1-1 fastball, broken bat fly out to shallow center off Yudai Kawai; 3rd inning, runner on first and two out, 3-2 breaking pitch (sixth pitch), ground out to third; 6th inning, none one on and one out, first pitch fastball, fly out to right off Tatsuro Hamada.  Source: Daily Sports 3/16/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi (Tommy John surgery right elbow) spoke to Tokyo Sports about his progress and said he hoped to toss batting practice on April 2 (it will be ten months since his surgery on April 4).  After that, if everything is okay, he could pitch in five to six games and then move on to his first Ichi-gun game on May 28 against Orix at Nagoya Dome.  He has started throwing breaking balls during his bullpen session and is at about seventy to eighty pitches per session.  Source: Tokyo Sports 3/16/2014

[7/20/2013] Injury Updates: Yoshimi (Chunichi), Yoshinori (Yakult), Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Jul.20, 2013 @ 3:51 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi attended the players association meeting in Sapporo on Friday and told reporters that he was making good progress on his recovery from right elbow surgery (Tommy John and a cleaning) on June 4 and was still hoping to make it back to a point where he can play catch before the end of the year and perhaps return to the active roster some time during the first half of the 2014 season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2013

Yakult Swallows

Yoshinori Sato (cleaned out right shoulder in April) could begin playing some catch today.  It seems unlikely that he will be able to make a comeback this season.

Source: Sponichi 7/20/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura rejoined the Ichi-gun team for workouts today at Seibu Dome.  Nakamura is expected to begin playing in rehab games some time in August.

Source: Sponichi 7/20/2013

[6/8/2013] Injury Update: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK), Kenta Maeda (HIR), Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU)

by on Jun.08, 2013 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB
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Masanori Ishikawa (Yakult) was examined at a hospital and taken off the active roster on Friday with tightness in his left lower back.  The Swallows expect Ichikawa to return in the minimum amount of time.

Source: Sponichi 6/8/2013

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According to Sports Hochi, Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) could toss a bullpen session on Sunday.  The timetable for his return (tightness in his right side) will be set based on how the session goes.  For now, Maeda is aiming for a return on June 15 (vs Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome).

Nikkan Sports figures Maeda might not toss a bullpen session until the 11th.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/8/2013Nikkan Sports 6/8/2013

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Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi) started his rehab at Nagoya Stadium today.  He is not allowed to do a lot of sweating right now and had to keep his workouts light.  The Dragons are hoping he will be able to start throwing before the end of the year.  That could put him on track for a return some time during the first half of the 2014 season.

Yoshimi had surgery on his right elbow (Tommy John surgery and an elbow cleaning) on the 4th and was discharged from the hospital on the 7th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2013

Chunichi Dragons: Kazuki Yoshimi will have right elbow surgery in June

by on May.21, 2013 @ 8:48 pm, under NPB
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The Dragons announced today that Kazuki Yoshimi will have reconstructive surgery on his right ulnar collateral ligament (elbow) on June 4.  This will be the third time he has had surgery on his right elbow.  There is no timetable for his return, but based on past cases, he may require about a year for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 5/21/2013, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2013

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UPDATE 5/22 @ 5:00pm -

To clarify: Yoshimi will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/22/2013, Daily Sports 5/22/2013, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2013

[5/8/2013] Injury Updates: Yoshio Itoi (Orix), Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin), Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi)

by on May.08, 2013 @ 4:17 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Yoshio Itoi was diagnosed with a minor tibial collateral ligament injury in his right knee.

"It is a grade one injury, the most minor in a three tier system.  [Itoi] can hit.  We will have to wait to see on the running and bring that up accordingly.  The doctor did not throw up a red light," said chief trainer Takuya Noma (野間 卓也).

Itoi will not be taken off the active roster for the time being.  His treatment will include icing and electrotherapy.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2013

UPDATE @ 5:31pm - It could take about two weeks for a full recovery.  Source: Sponichi 5/8/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin) was taken off the active roster today with pain in his left knee.  Fukduome tweaked the knee while getting out of te batter's box during an at bat in a game against Yakult on the 3rd.

"We were thinking about how to get [Fukudome] back in the shortest amount of time.  He is swinging the bat well during batting practice, but in terms of running, he says he is at about fifty percent.  In watching him over the last couple of days, it does not seem like things are improving very quickly.  If we were looking to get one at bat out of him, then it might not take ten days, but we want him back in the starting line-up and do not want this to drag out.  He is not a pinch-hitter.  He is a starter.  We want him back as soon as possible," said Yutaka Wada.

Fukudome will return to Osaka today, rest on Thursday, and begin rehab at Koshien on Friday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2013, Daily Sports 5/8/2013

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Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi) was taken off the active roster today, most likely because of tightness in his right elbow.  The tightness is reportedly in the same area he had problems with back in April.

Source: Daily Sports 5/8/2013

Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU), Ryota Arai (HAN), Shohei Tateyama (YAK) taken off the active roster

by on Apr.06, 2013 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB
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Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi) was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his right elbow.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2013

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Ryota Arai (Hanshin) hurt his left leg while running to first in the 11th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima after the game and was diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain.  Arai was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2013

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Shohei Tateyama (Yakult) had his right elbow examined at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma today and a problem was found in the right elbow he previously had surgery on.  There is a chance he may need another surgery.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/6/2013