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[9/26/2014] Injury Report: Dai-Kang Yoh (Nippon Ham), Shoichi Ino (Yokohama)

by on Sep.27, 2014 @ 3:45 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino left Friday's game against Yomiuri with discomfort in his right elbow -- he was removed after throwing one pitch to Yoshiyuki Kamei in the 6th inning. He will be examined at a hospital in Yokohama on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014
  • Tony Blanco's season likely ended on Thursday when he suffered another injury to the back of his right thigh while running the bases in the 6th inning against the Hanshin Tigers. Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Dai-Kang Yoh suffered a minor bruise on his right shoulder when he banged off the outfield wall while attempting to catch a ball in the 7th inning of Friday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He was removed from the game after the play and is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2014

[9/25/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Luis Cruz (Lotte)

by on Sep.26, 2014 @ 2:55 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco hurt the back of his right thigh while running the bases in the 5th inning of Thursday's game against Hanshin. He will be examined at a hospital on Friday. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tony Barnette was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday and diagnosed with an injury to his left abdominal oblique that will require two to three weeks for a full recovery. Barnette was taken off the active roster on the 23rd and will not pitch again this season. He is expected to return to the United States. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takuya Toyoda was removed from Thursday's game after he developed a cramp in his right leg. Toyoda was in his third inning of work and was pulled after walking the lead-off hitter in the 3rd inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae and Luis Cruz were taken off the active roster on Thursday. Imae with pain in his left calf and Cruz with an injury to a ligament near the base of his left thumb. Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2014

[7/17/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima)

by on Jul.18, 2014 @ 12:08 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuji Ichioka (right shoulder) could return to the Ichi-gun roster in time for the Yakult series that begins on the 21st. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel tweaked his left side while swinging the bat during Wednesday's game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium.  He returned to Tokyo on Thursday and will go to the hospital on Saturday for an examination. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2014 ... The Bay Stars are preparing for the worst because there is a chance Gourriel might be out for an extended period of time.  The last thing they want to do is rush him back and risk further injury. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014
  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) is expected to join the Ichi-gun team for the first game after the All-Star break. Source: Sponichi 7/17/2014

[7/11/2014] Injury Report: Kyosuke Takagi (Yomiuri), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 4:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyosuke Takagi was involved in a car accident on Friday and suffered a bruise on his right arm.  The incident took place at 6:55am on a road in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.  Takagi was on his way to practices at Giants Stadium when an oncoming car suddenly swerved into his lane.  The driver in the other car told police he turned the steering wheel to avoid a car that was trying to merge into his lane in front of him.  The driver was not hurt. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Friday.  He got the start at second and batted second.  He went 1-for-1: doubled to left in the 1st and walked in the 2nd.  This was his first rehab game. Source: Sanspo 7/11/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left hamstring) is still only at about forty percent.  He will remain at Ni-gun until he is fully healed. Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter against Yokohama and batted third.  He went 2-for-2: infield single in the 1st, single to center in the 4th.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 4th.  It was his first game since June 13.  He will get three at bats and the start in left during Saturday's Ni-gun game against Yokohama.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014 ... Junji Ogawa told reporters on Thursday that they would consider calling Balentien up after he plays in at least two Ni-gun games, gets at least five at bats, and also has a chance to show he is ready on defense. Source: Sponichi 7/11/2014
  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left biceps femoris) was scratched from Friday's Ni-gun rehab game because he was still favoring his leg while running the bases.  He should be okay for either Saturday or Sunday's Ni-gun game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

[6/17/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars: Blanco, Aranami diagnosed with muscle strains

by on Jun.17, 2014 @ 9:49 pm, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Tony Blanco and Sho Aranami were diagnosed with muscle strains.

  • Blanco suffered his injury while running the bases during a game against Softbank on the 14th.  He was diagnosed with a strain in his left biceps femoris muscle.
  • Aranami hurt his calf during pre-game practices on the 14th.  He was diagnosed with a strain in his right calf.

No word on how long the two players will be out.  Both players were taken off the active roster on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 6/17/2014

[6/15/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Esteban German (Orix)

by on Jun.16, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Kazunari Tsuruoka (left side) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank on Sunday.  He was the starting catcher and batted seventh.  He played through to the 5th and went 1-for-2. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama (left knee) will be re-examined within the next couple of days. Source: Daily Sports 6/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco was taken off the active roster on Sunday after he hurt the back of his left thigh while running the bases during Saturday's game against Softbank. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014 ... Blanco will most likely need at least one month for a full recovery.  He might be able to return to the active roster some time in August. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014
  • Sho Aranami was also taken off the active roster on Sunday.  He hurt his right calf during pre-game fielding practice. Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) pitched in a game on Saturday for the first time since April 13, 2012.  Of the twenty-one pitches he threw, eleven were in the 150km/h range.  For Sato to make it to the active roster, he will have to throw 100 pitches in four to five games and be ready to pitch on six days of rest. Source: Sanspo 6/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi resumed pitching practices on Sunday.  He mixed in all his pitches and threw eighty-four.  If things go well, he could return to the active roster in time for a start on the 21st against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Esteban German ran into a little bad luck on Saturday: he took a batted ball off the inner portion of his left knee while running the bases in between second and third during pre-game practices; and he fouled a ball off his left foot during his at bat in the 3rd inning.  Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014 ... German was left out of the starting line-up on Sunday to give him some extra time for rest and recovery. Source: Sponichi 6/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2014

[6/14/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Yoshinori Sato (Yakult)

by on Jun.15, 2014 @ 2:36 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka will probably get to play in at least six Ni-gun rehab games.  He could return to the active roster when the regular season resumes on the 27th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/14/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Saturday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off.  He went 2-for-3: single to right, ground out to short, double to right. Source: Sports Hochi 6/14/2014, Daily Sports 6/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ren Nakata was hit by a baseball during pre-game practices on Saturday.  Nakata was working out in the outfield during batting practice when a batted ball struck him on the right side of the head after it glanced off the area near his left wrist. Daily Sports 6/14/2014 ... Nakata was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for an examination.  He never lost consciousness and had some swelling in the wrist.  He was diagnosed with a bruise and still made it back to the stadium in time for a relief appearance in the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/14/2014
  • Ryuhei Matsuyama was taken off the active roster on Saturday with an injury to his left anterior cruciate ligament. Source: Sports Hochi 6/14/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige felt pain in his left thigh as he ran out a grounder in the top of the 2nd inning of Saturday's game against Orix.  He was replaced on defense in the bottom half of the inning.  There are no plans to take him off the active roster at this point in time. Source: Sports Hochi 6/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco had to be replaced by a pinch-runner when he hurt the back of his left thigh while running the bases in the top of the 7th.  The Bay Stars might end up taking him off the active roster. ... Sho Aranami tweaked his right calf during pre-game workouts on Saturday.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 6/14/2014

Yakult Swallows

[5/20/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Brian Wolfe (Nippon Ham)

by on May.21, 2014 @ 1:20 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ryuichi Kajimae hurt his right ankle during pre-game practices on the 18th.  He was later diagnosed with an injury to his right anterior talofibular ligament. Source: Sanspo 5/20/2014
  • Leslie Anderson (right thigh) practiced outdoors on Tuesday for the first time since his injury.  He did some walking in the outfield and played some catcher. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2014
  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) is set to pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game against Nippon Ham on Wednesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers are still not sure when Shinobu Fukuhara (right adductor) will be able to return to the active roster.  He was able to play catch on Sunday, but has not yet tossed a bullpen session.  Hanshin will wait to make a decision on Fukuhara until they have had a chance to see him throw off a mound. Source: Sanspo 5/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left biceps femoris) returned to the starting line-up on Tuesday.  Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters the slugger was at about seventy percent. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday and given the green light to resume playing catch.  There is a chance he could return to the active roster some time before the end of June.  Ogawa's workouts up to now have centered around running and weights. Source: Sanspo 5/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2014 ... Ogawa started throwing into a net on Tuesday (nine throws). Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2014Sanspo 5/20/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Manabu Mima could start an Ichi-gun Inter-league game on the 24th against Chunichi at kobo Stadium.  Mima was taken off the active roster after he took a batted ball off his lower abdomen and suffered a bruise during his last Ichi-gun start on April 29.  He told reporters on Tuesday the bruise was no longer a problem. Source: Sponichi 5/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Monday and diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow.  He was taken off the active roster on Tuesday and will be shut down for about a week. Source: Sports Hochi 5/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2014

[5/16/2014] Injury Report: Kentaro Nishimura, Hirokazu Sawamura (Yomiuri)

by on May.17, 2014 @ 3:24 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kentaro Nishimura hurt the back of his right thigh while trying to cover first base during a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on the 14th.  He was examined on Friday and was diagnosed with a strain in his biceps femoris. Source: Daily Sports 5/16/2014
  • Leslie Anderson (right biceps femoris) was at the facilities in Kawasaki on Thursday.  His workouts included riding an exercise bike and swinging a bat while seated. Source: Sponichi 5/16/2014
  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) could pitch an inning of rehab during a two-game Ni-gun series against Nippon Ham that begins on the 20th.  He worked a batting practice scrimmage on Thursday.  He faced Yoshiyuki Kamei, Suguru Ino, and Ryuichi Kajimae.  They went 2-for-11 with two walks against him.  He threw forty-five pitches and topped out at 141km/h. Source: Sponichi 5/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/16/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto (right thumb) swung at eighty pitches during batting practice on Thursday and hit one over the fence. Source: Sanpso 5/16/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco returned to the active roster on Friday.  He is still not 100 percent and will be used as a bat off the bench. Source: Sponichi 5/16/2014

[5/15/2014] Injury Report: Hiroki Uemoto (Hanshin), Tony Blanco (Yokohama)

by on May.16, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) worked out at Naruohama on Thursday.  He played some catch -- about ten minutes, forty throws between twelve to thirteen feet -- for the first time since February 18. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2014, Sanspo 5/15/2014
  • Development Coach Masayuki Kakefu watched Hiroki Uemoto (right thumb) take outdoor batting practice on Wednesday and was impressed with the session.  He believes Uemoto, at least with regards to his bat, might be able to return to the active roster in time for the start of Inter-league play on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/204, Sponichi 5/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Wednesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-3.  He is slated to return to the active roster on Friday. Source: Sanspo 5/15/2014, Daily Sports 5/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tadahito Iguchi missed Thursday's game against Softbank at QVC Marine because of swelling in the fingers on his right hand (middle, ring, and pinky).  Hitting the ball off the end of the bat was the likely cause of the swelling.  His status for Friday's game is unknown. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced on Thursday that 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka had surgery for the lisfranc dislocation in his left foot.  He will require about five months for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2014