Yamato hurt his right hand when he attempted to bunt a ball during his at bat in the 1st inning of tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants -- when he squared around to bunt, the pitched ball hit off his right middle finger. Reporters spotted some blood on a gauze that was wrapped around his finger as he made his way back to he locker room with the team trainer.
Yamato was pulled in the middle of the at bat.
Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2013
Yamato was reportedly diagnosed with a bruise. There was no damage to the bones. He will not be taken off the active roster for the time being.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2013
Shinta Hifumi will miss the Fresh All-Star game with a left ankle sprain. He will be replaced by Masahiro Nakatani. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2013
Sho Arima will miss the Fresh All-Star game with osteoarthrosis in his left elbow. He will be replaced by Yuya Iida. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2013
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Tadahito Iguchi took an HBP off his right calf during his at bat in the 8th inning of tonight's game against the Softbank Hawks and was replaced by a pinch-runner. There was some internal bleeding and swelling.
"It does hurt. I will not know about tomorrow until tomorrow," said Iguchi.
Source: Sponichi 7/16/2013
Kazuo Matsui was back in the starting line-up tonight after sitting out about a week with a right hamstring injury. He should be fine for the All-Star series.
Source: Sanspo 7/16/2013