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[3/21/2014] Injury Report: Toshihiro Sugiura (Yakult), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Sho Aranami (Yokohama)

by on Mar.22, 2014 @ 5:43 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani (back) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (neck) were not on the field for pregame practices at Kyocera Dome on Friday and did not play in the game against Orix.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2014 ... Yutaka Wada told reporters on Friday that he did not think Toritani's condition was improving.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Sho Aranami (right ring finger fracture) will not make the start of the regular season.  He could begin playing in some games in mid-April.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura (ligament tear, right elbow) could begin throwing into a net on Saturday.  If he feels no pain, he will continue to throw into a net for a few days before moving on to playing catch.  If everything goes smoothly, he could toss a bullpen session some time in mid-April.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (left side) took light batting practice during pre-game workouts on Friday, but did not play in the Lotte game.  The weather was a little chilly and the coaches agreed to sit him as a precaution.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014 ... Nakamura's left side is better, but he started complaining of back tightness on Friday.  Haruki Ihara does not think the slugger will be ready for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tomoya Satozaki did not participate in practices on Thursday because of tightness in his back.  He was at the stadium on Friday, but did not participate in pre-game workouts and did not play in the game against Seibu.  He instead got treatment for his back.  Tsutomu Ito told reporters they were just being careful and that Satozaki's tight back was not that serious.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

[9/27/2013] Injury Updates: Oshima (CHU), K. Maeda (HIR), Kikuchi (SEI), Heuser (RAK), Satozaki, Kakunaka, Uematsu (LOT), Mahara (ORI)

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 9:45 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

The media learned that Yohei Oshima will have his left elbow cleaned out in October.

Oshima first complained of pain in his elbow in February and then again in June.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda took a batted ball off his right knee in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was carried off the field to get treatment and managed to return.  After five innings, he asked to be removed from the game because he felt his balance was out of sync.  He is currently expected to make his next start on October 3 (vs Chunichi at Mazda Stadium).

Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2013, Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Thursday and left after throwing just one inning (16 NP, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 ER) because of discomfort in his left shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013, Sponichi 9/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Jim Heuser was pulled from Thursday's game against the Seibu Lions with discomfort in his shoulder.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster today with a left knee injury.  Satozaki hurt the knee during practices on Thursday.  He was examined at a Tokyo hospital and diagnosed with an injury to the lateral collateral ligament in his knee.

Katsuya Kakunaka hurt his back during a game on the 24th and was also taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013


The Marines announced that Masatomo Uematsu had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.  There were no complications during the procedure.  He will be hospitalized for about a week.

Source: Sanspo 9/27/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Mahara (inflammation in his right brachial plexus) is scheduled to return to the active roster on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2013

[7/30/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka (Hanshin), Sarfate (Hiroshima), Satozaki (Lotte)

by on Jul.30, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka was taken off the active roster today because the pain in his left knee was not going away as quickly as the club was hoping it would.

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2013, Daily Sports 7/30/2013

Seibu Lions

Dennis Sarfate will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday with pain in his left adductor muscle.  He suffered the injury while working with weights during pre-game practice today.

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster on the 1st with a fracture in his third rib on the left side.  He stopped feeling pain about four to five days ago and returned to the active roster today.  He made it into tonight's game against Nippon Ham as a pinch-hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2013

[7/21/2013] Injury Updates: T. Maeda (HIR), Fukudome, Yamato (HAN), Nakamura (SEI), Satozaki (LOT)

by on Jul.21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

The Carp initially thought Tomonori Maeda (left wrist) might be able to return to the active roster some time after the All-Star break in July, but it now seems he will not be able to make it back until some time in September.

According to the team trainer, the team learned that Maeda resumed taking soft-toss batting practice using both hands after they were told his left wrist was at about ninety percent during an evaluation at a hospital on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) worked out in right during situational fielding practice at Naruohama on Saturday.  He could begin participating in situational batting practice sessions on Monday.  He will be cleared to play in rehab games once he is able to run the bases (including sliding).

Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2013


Yamato took batting practice on Saturday, during workouts at Koshien, for the first time since he suffered a bruise on his right middle finger against Yomiuri on the 16th.  He is hoping to return to the starting line-up on the 24th (vs Yakult).

Source: Sanspo 7/21/2013, Sponichi 7/21/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left knee) collected two hits during Ichi-gun situational batting practice today: single to right off Hirotaka Koishi and a single to left off Yosuke Okamoto.  This was the first time Nakamura took situational batting practice since he had surgery on his left knee.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013, Sponichi 7/21/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki (third rib, left side) could return to the active roster some time in early August.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2013

[7/1/2013] Injury Updates: Shogo Yamamoto (Softbank), Tomoya Satozaki (Lotte)

by on Jul.01, 2013 @ 8:22 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that Shogo Yamamoto will have surgery to remove a bone spur and a portion of synovial membrane in his left elbow.  He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki had his left chest examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with fracture in the left third rib.  He will require about three weeks for a full recovery.

Satozaki suffered the fracture while playing defense during a game against the Softbank Hawks on June 28 -- it was a close play at home plate.  He was removed from the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2013, Sports Hochi 7/1/2013

[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

[6/12/2013] Injury Update: Y. Takahashi (YOM), K. Maeda/Bullington (HIR), Fukudome (HAN), Satozaki (LOT)

by on Jun.12, 2013 @ 5:36 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Yoshinobu Takahashi (left calf strain) was slated to be a DH in a Ni-gun against Nippon Ham today, but the game was rained out.  Whether this changes his schedule is unknown.  As of yesterday, he was set to re-join Ichi-gun workouts on the 18th.

Source: Sanspo 6/12/2013, Daily Sports 6/12/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda (right side) is currently slated to return to the active roster in time for a start against Nippon Ham on the 15th.  Bryan Bullington (right lower back) should be ok to start the Nippon Ham game on the following day (16th).

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (coming off left knee surgery) worked out at Naruohama on Tuesday.  For now, it seems he will require about three months for a full recovery.  He also stopped using crutches on the Tuesday.

Source: Sanspo 6/12/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki (right shoulder, right calf) could return to the active roster when regular season play resumes on the 21st.

Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines: Nemoto, Satozaki taken off the active roster

by on Aug.02, 2012 @ 5:44 pm, under NPB
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Shunichi Nemoto and Tomoya Satozaki were taken off the active roster today.

Satozaki was taken off the active roster because of tightness in his right arm.  He had also missed the last couple of games for the same reason.

Nemoto twisted his left knee during Wednesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters and was diagnosed with a left knee sprain.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/2/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines: Takashi Ogino, Tatsuya Uchi making good progress

by on Apr.23, 2012 @ 8:38 pm, under NPB
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Takashi Ogino is coming back from right knee surgery and Tatsuya Uchi is coming back from right elbow surgery. Ogino played in his first rehab game on Saturday: Ni-gun vs Seibu, 0-for-2, 2 R.  Uchi pitched in his first rehab game on Sunday: Ni-gun vs Seibu, 1 IP, 3 BF, 14 NP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB/HBP, 0 R, 0 ER.

Norifumi Nishimura on when they expect Ogino and Uchi to return to the active roster, via Nikkan Sports: "We were first thinking mid-May, but there is no need to rush their returns.  Uchi needs more innings and Ogino needs more at bats.  It would hurt them, and the team, if [we rushed their returns and] they got hurt again."


Tomoya Satozaki could return to the starting line-up as early as Tuesday, dependent on how he is feeling in the morning.

Satozaki took a foul ball off his right arm on April 13.  He played a full game the following day, but has not played in any games since because the team felt he needed some rest.


Takahiro Fujioka's next start could come against the Softbank Hawks on April 30 at QVC Marine.


Seth Greisinger has not allowed a run in either of his two starts this season:

4/10 vs Orix: 8 IP, 113 NP, 28 BF, 2 H, 6 SO, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER
4/4 vs Seibu: 7 IP, 94 NP, 23 BF, 4 H, 9 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER 

He is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Chiba Lotte Marines: January 12, 2012

by on Jan.12, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Tomoya Satozaki and Kazuya Fukuura both worked out at QVC Marine today.

Satozaki's workouts included playing catch, long toss, fielding practice, and BP.  Satozaki changed his diet this winter in an attempt to create a body that can withstand playing a full season.  He is also just four shy of 100 career home runs.

Fukuura told reporters he wanted to improve his batting average this season and will be using a bat that is about 10 grams heavier (between 900 to 910 grams) than what he used last year.  He also expressed an interest to play first.


The first block of training camp (1/10-1/12) for the 2011 draft class ended today.  2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro told reporters he wanted to visit Ikebukuro on his day off tomorrow.

1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka took some soft toss BP from both sides of the plate during practices today.