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[10/31/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines will not offer contract extensions to Greisinger, Brazell

by on Oct.31, 2014 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they will not offer Seth Greisinger (39) and Craig Brazell (34) contracts for the 2015 season.

Greisinger was in the final year of a two-year deal this season. Right shoulder problems kept him off the mound this year.

Brazell joined the organization partway though the 2013 season. He was limited to thirty-five games this year and returned to the United States on July 30 to get treatment for an inguinal hernia.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/31/2014, Sports Hochi 10/31/2014

[3/1/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Seth Greisinger will not be ready for the start of the season

by on Mar.01, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, under NPB
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According to Sports Hochi, Seth Greisinger will not be ready for the start of the regular season.

Greisinger has been bothered by right shoulder problems since last year.  He went through rehab during the winter and returned to Japan with hopes to improve his condition during Ni-gun camp.  But his shoulder condition worsened and he has since been shut down (no throwing, no playing catch).

The team does not have a timetable on Greisinger, but even if he begins to improve now, he most likely will not be ready until some time in or after May.

Soure: Sports Hochi 3/1/2014

[9/15/2013] Injury Updates: Obiki, Nakata (HAM), Greisinger (LOT)

by on Sep.15, 2013 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

Keiji Obiki did not play in today's game against the Softbank Hawks because of pain in his right elbow.  He is expected to head to Tokyo for an examination.  Makoto Kaneko will likely join the Ichi-gun roster.

Source: Sanspo 9/15/2013


Sho Nakata swung the bat about thirty times with both hands on Saturday.

"I am swinging [the bat] lightly and I feel no discomfort.  There is no pain either," said Nakata.

Source: Sponichi 9/15/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seth Greisinger was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right shoulder.  He first started feeling discomfort in the shoulder after his start against the Rakuten Eagles on the 12th.

Source: Daily Sports 9/15/2013

[6/28/2013] Injury Updates: Yanagita, Fujioka (Softbank), Greisinger (Lotte)

by on Jun.28, 2013 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today and diagnosed with a minor rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder.  The chief trainer told reporters that Yanagita will resume practices once the pain subsides and could require about three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013


Yoshiaki Fujioka was taken off the active roster today because he is not feeling well -- after practices on Thursday, he complained of feeling sluggish and was examined at a hospital in Chiba.  He is scheduled for another examination at a hospital in Fukuoka on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seth Greisinger described his back problems on Thursday as feeling like a cramp.  He took an injury time out in the 2nd inning with two outs, but managed to return after getting a quick massage.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013

[6/27/2013] Injury Updates: Asao (CHU), Enokida (HAN), Yamasaki (SEI), Makida (RAK), Greisinger (LOT)

by on Jun.27, 2013 @ 11:15 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Takuya Asao could return to the active roster in July if he does not suffer any setbacks with his right shoulder.  After the All-Star break seems like a good possibility.

Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today.  He tossed a shutout inning while allowing one hit before he was pulled with some discomfort in his left elbow.  The Tigers were planning to give him an Ichi-gun start against the Yomiuri Giants on July 3, but may now have to consider other alternatives.

Nikkan Sports notes that the discomfort may not have been too serious and that the decision to pull him from the game may have been based on a number of issues, like poor field conditions due to rain and wanting to play it safe since he had surgery on his left elbow last September.

Source: Sanspo 6/27/2013, Sponichi 6/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2013

Seibu Lions

Koji Yamasaki took a hit to his left ankle when Andruw Jones tried to break-up a double play by sliding hard into second base in the 1st inning of tonight's game against Rakuten.  Yamasaki stayed in the game immediately after the play, but pulled himself out shortly thereafter.  He was taken to a hospital in Saitama for an examination.  His tests came back negative for any injuries.

Source: Sponichi 6/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Akihisa Makida (coming back from a left wrist injury) is now able to swing the bat at full strength.  He will play in a few more games (perhaps four) before the team considers calling him back to the active roster.  That could place his return sometime in early July.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seth Greisinger had to get treatment for a balking back in the middle of the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Orix.  He returned and was able to pitch long enough to record a win.  He later told reporters that he hoped to have his back ready in time for his next start.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2013, Sponichi 6/27/2013

[6/16/2013] Injury Update: Otonari (SOF), Kamata (RAK), Satozaki/Greisinger (LOT)

by on Jun.16, 2013 @ 9:38 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari will undergo surgical treatment for the ossification of yellow ligament on the 21st (two sections in the ligaments near his spine).  He will require a ten-day hospital stay after the surgery and will most likely need four to five months for a full recovery.

A team trainer told reporters that he was informed Otonari might be able to start throwing again three months after the surgery.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2013, Sports Hochi 6/16/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The media learned on Saturday that Yoshinao Kamata hurt his right elbow back in May.  According to reports, he started feeling some discomfort in his right elbow a few days before he made a Ni-gun start against Seibu on May 21.  He was shut down after an examination revealed a possible stress fracture.  There was some concern about the elbow since he suffered a similar injury in the same general area two years ago, but fortunately, there were no signs of inflammation during a follow-up examination on the 13th.  He started playing catch on the 14th.  Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to pitch in a game some time in July.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/16/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki (right shoulder) is scheduled to rejoin the Ichi-gun team for practices on the 19th.  Seth Greisinger (right upper arm) is slated to return to the Ichi-gun team on the 21st.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2013

[5/11/2013] Kakunaka, Iguchi leave Friday night’s game with leg injuries

by on May.11, 2013 @ 12:11 am, under NPB
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Katsuya Kakunaka and Tadahito Iguchi left Friday night's game against Rakuten early due to injuries.

Kakunaka hurt his left leg while running out a grounder to second in the 1st inning.  He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with inflammation in his left biceps femoris muscle.  Whether or not he comes off the active roster will depend on how he is feeling over the next couple of days.

Iguchi fouled a ball off his left calf during his at bat in the 3rd inning.  He went on to hit a single to left and remained in the game until he was removed on defense in the 4th.  He did not go to the hospital and instead received ice treatment.

Source: Sponichi 5/10/2013


Seth Greisinger will likely return to the active roster in time for a start against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on the 15th.

Source: Sanspo 5/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines: Seth Greisinger leaves game with discomfort in right shoulder

by on Mar.23, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB
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Seth Greisinger left today's exhibition game against Chunichi early because of discomfort in his right shoulder.

"I do not think [Greisinger] will be able to start the second game of the season.  Even if he says he is ok, I cannot let him throw.  It is close to the area he felt pain in during spring camp.  He said he felt something when throwing the change.  I was worried because he had not pitched in any exhibition games.  I thought it was a possibility, so I am not surprised.  This means pitchers like [Yuji] Nishino and [Tomohisa] Otani will have a chance.  I would like to see them step up," said Tsutomu Ito.

Greisinger is scheduled to report to Ni-gun on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2013

Seth Greisinger returns to US, not sure if he will return to Japan next year

by on Oct.19, 2012 @ 9:01 pm, under NPB
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Seth Greisinger returned to the US out of Narita Airport today.  Before leaving, he spoke to reporters and said, "I have not decided if I want to play in Japan next season.  The fact that pitching coach Takashi Nishimoto, someone I really trusted, is not returning next season is big."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2012