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[9/7/2014] Injury Report: Kan Otake (Yomiuri), Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin)

by on Sep.08, 2014 @ 12:04 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Sunday for the first time in about a month. He is currently slated to start a game on the 10th against Hanshin at Koshien. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014
  • Kan Otake left Saturday's game against the Yakult Swallows after seventy-one pitches. Tatsunori Hara told reporters there was no reason to be concerned, but it's possible Otake felt discomfort somewhere in his upper body, perhaps his right shoulder, since he has had problems with it in the past. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014 ... Otake was taken off the active roster on Sunday with discomfort in his right shoulder. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome did not make the starting line-up on Saturday. He was in the dugout during the game and was available to play. The Tigers have not made a formal announcement about his condition. Source: Sanspo 9/7/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game on Saturday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-3. Source: Sanspo 9/7/2014

[9/5/2014] Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Kenta Asakura (Chunichi)

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 2:28 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time for a start against Hanshin at Koshien on the 11th. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka will most likely appear in two to three rehab games at Ni-gun as a designated hitter before he gets to play defense. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka practiced at Naruohama on Thursday. His workouts included taking batting practice from both side of the plate and playing catch at a distance of about fifteen meters. Source: Sanspo 9/5/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hiroshima on Friday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-3: G3, Kl, G3. It was his first game since July 21. He is scheduled to make the starting line-up at DH on Saturday as well. Depending on his progress, he could play some defense beginning on the 9th. Source: Sports Hochi 9/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kenta Asakura was taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his right elbow. Pitching coach Yui Tomori told reporters Asakura hurt the elbow on the last pitch he threw during his start against the Yakult Swallows on the 3rd. The Dragons are not planning to rush him. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo practiced at Yokohama Stadium with the Ichi-gun team on Friday. He is slated to return to the active roster on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

[9/4/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Asakura (Chunichi), Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri)

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 12:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) pitched in his first rehab game on Thursday. He started a Ni-gun game against Lotte and gave up three runs on seven hits over two innings of work. He threw forty-nine pitches, walked/hit none, and topped out at 149km/h. He was originally scheduled to pitch three innings, but his day was cut short because of his pitch count. This was his first game in about a month. He could make his next start at Ichi-gun during a three-game series against Hanshin that begins on the 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014, Sponichi 9/4/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kenta Asakura left his start against the Yakult Swallows on Wednesday after only five innings. He was taken off the active roster on Thursday. Head coach Shigekazu Mori hinted at a possible injury when he said to reporters, "We're taking him off the active roster because he can't throw. Injuries don't stop for weak teams." Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Aarom Baldiris still has some tightness in his lower back, but it is not giving him any problems when he swings the bat. Source: Sponichi 9/3/2014

[8/31/2014] Injury Report: Tsubasa Aizawa (Hiroshima), Masayuki Kuwahara (Yokohama)

by on Sep.01, 2014 @ 1:52 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yuya Kubo left Sunday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars with discomfort in his right leg. He was throwing practice pitches before the bottom of the 6th when he felt something in his right calf. He left the field for treatment but was unable to return. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... Kubo had no trouble walking after the game and told reporters it was a cramp. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Sunday. He threw fifty-four pitches. It was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher since he was taken off the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014
  • Scott Mathieson was hit by a batted ball during Saturday's game against Yokohama and developed a bruise on his right calf. He was not available to pitch on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Bryan Bullington was removed from Sunday's game against the Chunichi Dragons with discomfort in his right elbow. He was replaced immediately after giving up a three-run home run to Hector Luna in the 5th. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014 ... Bullington told reporters the tightness in his forearm started getting worse in the 3rd. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014
  • Tsubasa Aizawa hurt his right leg in the 3rd inning -- he hit a ball to right and took a wide turn at first but could not continue and slid back into the bag while grabbing his right hamstring. He was replaced by a pinch-runner and taken to a hospital in Nagoya where he was diagnosed with a thigh muscle injury. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014, Daily Sports 8/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... Aizawa had to be carried off the field. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Masayuki Kuwahara was hit by a pitch from Yuki Egarashi on the left side of the head in the 7th inning of Sunday's game against the Yomiuri Giants. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... Kuwahara was taken to a hospital in Yokohama for tests and diagnosed with a contusion on the left side of his head.  He will remain on the active roster for the time being. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (injuries from a collision play in the outfield) is scheduled to play in two rehab games at Ni-gun on September 3 and 4. If everything is okay, he could make the active roster in time for the Hiroshima series that begins on September 5 at Yokohama. Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2014

[8/30/2014] Injury Report: Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.31, 2014 @ 3:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-one pitches in the bullpen on Friday -- fourteen to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a half-bent catcher.  He had not tossed a session since the 21st due to discomfort in his lower back.  He is slated to pitch three innings in a Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte at Giants Stadium. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka might be able to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game some time in early September, based on his current progress. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing after a baseball in foul territory in the 9th inning of Friday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. He was examined at a hospital in Nagoya and diagnosed with a knee contusion. Eldred was able to participate in pre-game workouts on Saturday and made the starting line-up at first, batting clean-up. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiko Morino felt discomfort in his left leg while running the bases in the bottom of 10th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima and left on defense in the top of the 11th as a precaution. He was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday. Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014
  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow) can only play catch. The Dragons have been unable to set a timetable on his return because he is still not ready to toss bullpen sessions or do long-distance throwing. Best case scenario: he could resume bullpen sessions in mid-September at the earliest. If he cannot make it back in time for the regular season, the Dragons could let him pitch during the Phoenix League. Source: Sports Hochi 8/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not make the starting line-up on Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers because of pain in his left Achilles tendon. Source: Sponichi 8/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa did not play in Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles because his neck was most likely giving him problems (from the diving catch he made on Thursday). Source: Sanspo 8/30/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Brad Eldred (Hiroshima), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:09 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) is currently slated to pitch three innings in his first Ni-gun rehab game on September 4 against Lotte. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014 ... Sugano tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on Friday.  He threw forty-one pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai was taken off the active roster on Friday with pain in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Brad Eldred tweaked his right knee while chasing a foul ball during a game against the Chunichi Dragons on Friday.  The incident took place in the bottom of the 9th with runners on first and second and two out.  Eldred was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nagoya for tests. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien tweaked his left Achilles tendon while running the bases in the 1st inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 3rd as a precaution.  He is a question mark for Saturday's game. Source: Sanspo 8/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa banged his face into the turf and tweaked his neck as he made a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He played through to the 4th inning and was pulled on defense in the 5th.  He was questionable for Friday, but ended up making the starting line-up as a designated hitter. Source: Sponichi 8/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Ryo Watanabe took a batted ball off his face during practices on the 24th and suffered a nasal bone fracture.  The Fighters announced on Thursday that he was going to have surgery on September 4 to treat the fracture.  He will be able to resume workouts as soon as the swelling goes down.  Watanabe was able to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on the 26th (designated hitter, batted lead-off, went 0-for-4), but opted for surgery because he was having problems with his day-to-day life. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2014

[8/29/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Arai (Hanshin), Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank)

by on Aug.29, 2014 @ 2:41 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi (right middle finger) began his rehab at Giants Stadium on Wednesday.  He focused most of his exercises on the lower-half of his body since his right hand is in a brace. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) played catch at a distance of about fifty meters on Wednesday.  He could toss a bullpen session some time this week. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Arai will be taken off the active roster with lower back pain. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014 ... Arai started complaining of the pain during pre-game practices on Thursday -- he skipped batting and fielding practice.  He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (back) practiced at Naruohama on Wednesday.  His workouts included infield drills, fielding practice at second, and batting practice (thirty-one swings from the right side and twenty-eight from the left.  He should be okay to play in his first rehab game soon. Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tatsuro Hamada was seen with a cast on his left arm after his hospital visit on Wednesday.  The Dragons are not planning to rush the youngster back. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa was a little banged up after making a diving catch in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He remained in the game, but was replaced on defense in the 5th. Source: Sanspo 8/28/2014

[8/23/2014] Injury Report: Frederich Cepeda, Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri)

by on Aug.24, 2014 @ 3:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) canceled a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday because of discomfort in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki did not play in Saturday's game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome because of pain in his thigh.  He may have suffered the injury during Friday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Saturday.   He got the start at second and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-5, including a two-run double. Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2014 ... Gourriel played in his first Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with a walk.  He also played some second.  He could be okay to return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series that begins on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa (right middle finger nail) started a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Saturday.  He gave up an earned run on one hit and a walk over two innings of work.  He faced eight batters, threw twenty-seven pitches, and struck out two.  He could make it back to the active roster in time for a start during the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 29th at Tokyo Dome. Source: Sponichi 8/23/2014 ... Ishikawa threw twenty-seven pitches and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 8/23/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on Friday.  He got the start at third and batted second. He went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2014 ... Matsuda got the start at third and batted second again in Saturday's Ni-gun rehab game against Orix.  He went 1-for-4.

[8/19/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time to get a start during a three-game series against Yokohama that begins on the 29th at Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada (right wrist) is scheduled to get his third follow-up examination on the 22nd. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) started throwing off the mound on Monday.  He threw thirty pitches (including breaking pitches) at almost full strength.  He could be ready to play before the end of August. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • There was talk about the possibility of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (concussion) returning to the active roster on the 24th, but he is still not feeling well and has not been able to resume hitting or fielding practice.  He has been doing other things to stay in shape. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) could return on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka left Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants after six full.  Under normal circumstances, he may have pitched longer, but he tweaked his right shoulder during his at bat in the 3rd and took a batted ball off his right calf in the 6th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

[8/18/2014] Injury Report: Tetsuya Matsumoto (Yomiuri), Yuji Kaneko (Seibu)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Matsumoto felt pain in his right hand after he fouled off a pitch during his at bat in the 7th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday and diagnosed with a hamate hook fracture.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat the injury on the 20th.  There is no timetable on his return. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) did some long distance throwing at Giants Stadium for the first time since he got hurt.  He slowly expanded the gap out until it reached about ninety-five meters.  Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session on the 20th.  He could then move on to batting practice some time during the weekend. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez did not play on Sunday against Yakult because of the tightness he started feeling in his left thigh during Saturday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Kaneko was taken off the active roster on Monday with a bruise on his right index finger. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2014 ... Kaneko suffered the injury when attempting a bunt during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 16th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2014