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[10/10/2013] Injury Updates: Otonari, Honda (SOF), Okajima (RAK)

by on Oct.11, 2013 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari (had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament) tossed batting practice at the Saitozaki training facilities on Thursday.  It was his third session since his surgery and first since October 8.

Otonari threw fifty-one pitches.  About half were sliders and change-ups.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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Yuichi Honda is hoping to off-set his chronic neck problems by continuing a strengthening program during the off-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Takero Okajima (right shoulder) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He told reporters on Thursday that his shoulder was no longer giving him problems and that he was feeling fine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2013

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Rakuten Eagles News and Notes: February 20, 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013 @ 11:24 pm, under NPB
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Takero Okajima and Toshihito Abe were sent down to Ni-gun because of injuries -- Okajima with right elbow pain and Abe with left shoulder pain.

Shota Koseki was called up.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013, Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Singer-songwriter Kazumasa Oda is scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch on opening day (April 2 vs Orix at Kleenex Stadium).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013

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