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[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

[9/1/2013] Injury Updates: Fujii (CHU), Hiyane, Leroux (YAK), Fukudome (HAN), Nakata (SEI), Kimura, Kikuchi (SEI)

by on Sep.01, 2013 @ 11:24 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Atsushi Fujii hurt his left hamstring while sliding into second on a stolen base attempt in the top of 7th inning.  He had to be helped off the field and was taken out of the game on defense in the bottom-half of the inning.  He will most likely be taken off the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 9/1/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wataru Hiyane hurt his left arm when he ran into Tetsuto Yamada while playing defense in the 2nd inning of Saturday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He was pulled from the game on defense in the 3rd and taken to a local hospital for x-rays.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his upper left arm.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 9/1/2013

Hiyane made it into today's game against Yokohama as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 9th.

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Chris Leroux left for the US on Saturday to get a second opinion on his right shoulder.  Chances are good the Swallows will not exercise his option for the 2014 season.

Source: Sanspo 9/1/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his left calf.

"Running was a problem.  Hitting was not, just when he gets on base and has to run.  We thought about what had to be done to get him back into the starting line-up as soon as possible," said Yutaka Wada about the decision to take Fukudome off the active roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/1/2013, Daily Sports 9/1/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky) used a six-five centimeter Mizuno bat during one-handed batting practice on Saturday (about two-hundred swings with his right hand).

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2013

Seibu Lions

Fumikazu Kimura was taken off the active roster today with lower back pain.  Kimura attempted to play through the pain by taking pain-killers before pre-game workouts today, but could not make it through soft-toss batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2013

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Yusei Kikuchi tossed a bullpen session on Saturday for the first time since he hurt his left shoulder.  He threw twenty-one pitches to a standing catcher at seventy to eighty percent strength.  He told reporters the session went well and that he felt no pain.

Source: Sanspo 8/31/2013

Kikuchi tossed another bullpen session today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2013

[8/31/2013] Injury Updates: Ishikawa (YAK), Bullington, Socolovich (HIR), Fukudome (HAN), Nakata (HAM)

by on Aug.31, 2013 @ 8:39 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Masanori Ishikawa was taken off the active roster on Friday with tightness in his right hamstring.  Ishikawa first felt discomfort in his leg during Thursday's game against Chunichi.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Bryan Bullington took a batted ball off the area near his left knee in the 2nd inning of today's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He received treatment but was unable to return to the game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2013

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Miguel Socolovich felt pain in his right shoulder during pre-game workouts and was taken off the active roster today.

"It is close to the same place he hurt before and it seems to be bothering him more.  [We took him off the active roster because] it will take more than just a day or two for it to get better," said Kenjiro Nomura.

Socolovich was taken off the active roster in May with right shoulder pain.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) is still not ready to play a full game and will be used accordingly.

Source: Sanspo 8/31/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata's (left pinky finger) workouts on Friday including soft-toss batting practice with just his right hand.

Source: Sponichi 8/31/2013

Nakata has placed a personal ban on all alcohol until his fracture has completely healed.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2013

[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: Fukudome (CHU), Suda (YOK), Suzuki (RAK)

by on Aug.29, 2013 @ 1:12 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome hit a single to center in the 6th inning of Wednesday's game against Yomiuri and was replaced by a pinch-runner.  He was taken out of the game with tightness in his leg (calf) and taken to a hospital for an examination.

Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2013, Sponichi 8/28/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kota Suda left Wednesday's game against Hiroshima with discomfort in his right elbow.  He will be taken off the active roster on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Third base coach Yasutomo Suzuki took a batted ball off the back of his head in the 9th inning of Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  A stretcher was brought onto the field for Suzuki, but he did not need it -- he iced his head, got up, and returned to his spot in the third base coach's box.

Source: Sponichi 8/28/2013, Daily Sports 8/28/2013

[8/13/2013] Injury Updates: Leroux (YAK), Fukudome (HAN), Kikuchi (SEI), Honda (SOF), S. Watanabe (LOT)

by on Aug.13, 2013 @ 4:59 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Chris Leroux began feeling discomfort in his right shoulder on the 10th.  He complained of the discomfort after he started a game against Yokohama on the 11th and gave up eight runs over three plus innings of work.  He is getting the shoulder examined today at a hospital in Tokyo.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) returned to the active roster today.  He is not quite game ready yet and will most likely have to battle for playing time with players like Ryota Imanari and Shunsuke.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/13/2013

The Tigers will most likely take things slow with Fukudome and ease him back in by using him as a bat off the bench.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi will most likely spend the rest of this month nursing his left shoulder back full strength and will focus on a return to the active roster some time in mid-September.

Kikuchi was taken off the active roster on the 7th after he was diagnosed with left shoulder inflammation.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuichi Honda (left lower back pain) returned to the active roster.  He is expected to make the starting line-up tonight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2013, Sponichi 8/13/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shunsuke Watanabe is scheduled to start a game on the 15th against the Rakuten Eagles -- he will take Yuji Nishino's turn in the rotation.

Watanabe took a batted ball of his right leg during his last Ichi-gun start on April 20 and was removed from the active roster the following day.  The injury took longer than expected to heal and there were even times during the recovery process when the thirty-six-year-old veteran considered retirement.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/13/2013, Sponichi 8/13/2013

[8/11/2013] Injury Updates: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin)

by on Aug.11, 2013 @ 11:28 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) did not take situational batting practice at Naruohama on Saturday because of general body tightness.  He could play in a Ni-gun rehab game on either the 14th (Ikusei practice game) or 15th (intrasquad game), depending on how he feels over the next couple of days.

Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Chunichi today.  He started in right and batted third.  He played the entire game and went 1-for-5 at the plate (single to right in his third trip to the plate) and stole a base.  He is currently slated to return to the active roster on the 13th.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2013

[8/9/2013] Injury Updates: Abe, Y. Takagi (YOM), Milledge, Roman (YAK), Fukudome, Nishioka (YOK)

by on Aug.09, 2013 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

The Giants announced today that Yasunari Takagi had left shoulder surgery without any complications.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

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Shinnosuke Abe may have missed Thursday's game against Yokohama after he hurt the base of his left thumb while catching Scott Mathieson on Tuesday.

Source: Daily Sports 8/9/2013

Yakult Swallows

Lastings Milledge was examined at a hospital today and diagnosed with two ligament ruptures in his left ankle.  He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Milledge suffered the injury while chasing down a fly ball in the 2nd inning of Thursday's game against Chunichi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

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Orlando Roman was diagnosed with a strain in his left calf during a hospital visit in Tokyo on Thursday.  He will require about two weeks of rest.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi today.  He started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-4.  He played through the 7th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

Fukudome also played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Thursday.  He started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk -- walk, strikeout looking, fly out to center.  He played through the 6th.

Source: Daily Sports 8/9/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) practiced outdoors today for the first time since his injury.  After playing some catch, he took some fielding practice at second and also took some batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

[8/7/2013] Injury Updates: Fukudome (Hanshin), Sakaguchi (Orix)

by on Aug.08, 2013 @ 1:53 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Wednesday.  He started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 1-for-2 with a walk, strikeout, and a stolen base.

Source: Sanspo 8/7/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Tomotaka Sakaguchi was taken off the active roster with what may be a strained back -- he can jog, but has pain when running dashes.  Sakaguchi will be examined at a hospital within the next couple of days.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/7/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2013

[8/6/2013] Injury Updates: Roman (YAK), K. Maeda, Mickolio (HIR), Fukudome, Nishioka (HAN), Sakaguchi (ORI)

by on Aug.06, 2013 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Orlando Roman was taken off the active roster on Monday after he hurt his left calf during a game against Hiroshima on Sunday.  There is a chance he might end up missing a large chunk of time with the injury.

Source: Sponichi 8/6/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda left his start against Hanshin after seven innings as a precaution because he was feeling some discomfort in his right elbow.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2013

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Kam Mickolio felt discomfort in his left glute while fielding a grounder hit by Takahiro Arai to lead-off the 9th in tonight's game against Hanshin.  He faced one more batter before leaving the game.  The team is waiting to see how Mickolio is feeling tomorrow before they make any decisions on what steps to take next.

Source: Sponichi 8/6/2013, Daily Sports 8/6/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank today.  He was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 0-for-1 -- BB, BB, F7.  This was his first game since May 3 (vs Yakult at Koshien).  Assuming he is feeling ok, he will most likely play the field on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 8/6/2013

Fukudome could return to the active roster as soon as the 9th, if not some time on or after the 13th.

Source: Sponichi 8/6/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) started taking some light batting practice today (about twenty minutes, indoors).

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/6/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Tomotaka Sakaguchi is having problems with his lower back.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 8/6/2013