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[6/17/2014] Injury Report: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama), Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult)

by on Jun.18, 2014 @ 3:46 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) will most likely join the Ichi-gun team after Inter-league play ends. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2014 ... Sawamura started a Ni-gun game against Seibu on Tuesday.  He gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings of work.  He threw ninety-one pitches and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2014
  • Itaru Hashimoto (left thigh) might be ready to return to the active roster, but Tatsunori Hara does not want to take any chances and plans to keep him at Ni-gun until he is fully recovered.  That could mean a return some time after Inter-league play. Source: Sanspo 6/17/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off.  He recorded a hit from the right side and stole a base. Source: Sports Hochi 6/17/2014 ... Nishioka went 1-for-2 with a walk.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takayuki Kajitani was left out of the starting line-up on Tuesday because of pain in the back of his left knee.  He suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Softbank Hawks. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2014 ... Kajitani made it into Tuesday's game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 8th.  He hit a double and was replaced by a pinch-runner.
  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo's right calf is not 100 percent. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2014 ... Tsutsugo will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday with tightness in the back of his right thigh. Source: Sports Hochi 6/17/2014 ... This after Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters he was thinking about giving Tsutsugo a look as a clean-up hitter. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) threw about 100 pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  He is currently throwing at seventy to eighty percent.  He could toss batting practice on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2014
  • Junji Ogawa is hoping Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) will be good enough to return to the active roster some time when the regular season resumes on the 28th. Source: Sponichi 6/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu (back) could return to Japan some time during the All-Star break. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2014
  • Kensuke Kondo felt discomfort in the back of his left thigh while running the bases during a game against Yakult on the 15th.  He was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with a strain in the back of his left thigh. Source: Sports Hochi 6/17/2014
  • Eiichi Koyano (right knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Lotte on Tuesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted third.  He went 1-for-2: ground out to second, three-run home run to right-center.  This was his first game since May 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2014

[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

[6/13/2014] Injury Report: Ryuhei Matsuyama (Hiroshima), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Jun.14, 2014 @ 1:17 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • There is a chance Tsuyoshi Nishioka could be added to the active roster before the end of Inter-league play. Source: Sanspo 6/13/2014 ... Nishioka played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Softbank on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-3: Ks, Ks, G4. The Tigers are planning to give Nishioka at least about twenty trips to the plate before considering him for the active roster.  He will also have to be ready to play defense. Source: Sports Hochi 6/13/2014, Daily Sports 6/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/13/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama hurt his left knee while attempting to make a leaping catch in the 6th inning.  He was removed after the play and taken to a hospital in Tokyo where he was diagnosed with an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/13/2014
  • Yoshiyuki Ishihara was taken off the active roster on Friday with pain in his right shoulder. Source: Sports Hochi 6/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/13/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) could pitch in his first Ni-gun rehab practice game on the 14th against the Futures.  If he does, it will be his first game since April 13, 2012.  Whether or not he pitches will depend on how he is feeling that day. Source: Sanpso 6/13/2014

[6/12/2014] Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Shota Dobayashi (Hiroshima)

by on Jun.13, 2014 @ 2:03 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) threw forty pitches to a standing catcher on Thursday.  It was his third bullpen. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took seventy-nine swings during batting practice at Naruohama on Wednesday (forty-one from the right side and thirty-eight from left) and hit four over the fence. Sanspo 6/12/2014 ... Yutaka Wada told reporters Nishioka might be ready to play in games before the end of June. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2014 ... Nishioka is scheduled to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday against Softbank. Source: Sanspo 6/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp feel they no longer have to think about taking Kenta Maeda (left side) off the active roster after watching him during workouts on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2014 ... Maeda could get a start during the upcoming Rakuten series at Mazda Stadium that begins on the 18th. Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2014
  • Shota Dobayashi (right ring finger) could return to the active roster when the regular season resumes on June 27.  Dobayashi was given the green light to use both hands to hit on Tuesday (6/10).  He resumed soft-toss batting practice with both hands on Wednesday (6/11).  Assuming no setbacks, he could join the Ni-gun team some time around the 20th. Source: Sports Hochi 6/12/2014 ... Dobayashi swung the bat at close to 100 percent on Wednesday.  He could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on the 24th. Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi (right elbow, lower back) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Wednesday.  He pitched two shutout innings in relief and gave up two hits.  His next Ni-gun outing will come on five days of rest against Softbank.  Wednesday's game was Yoshimi's first game in forty-one days.  With no other setbacks, he could join the active roster in early July. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino tweaked his back during his start against the Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday.  His next start could be pushed back to the 21st against Seibu at Yokohama if his back does not improve. Source: Sports Hochi 6/12/2014 ... Ino was examined at a hospital in Osaka.  Nothing unusual was found.  He is currently slated to make his next start as originally planned: the 18th against Lotte at Yokohama. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) resumed bullpen sessions on Wednesday.  He threw thirty-five pitches to a standing catcher. Source: Sanspo 6/12/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Hideto Asamura (left knee) resumed batting practice on Wednesday.  He could make it back to the active roster in time for the start of the regular season on the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani left Wednesday's game against Yomiuri with a cramp in his right calf.  He told reporters on Thursday the leg was fine. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2014

[6/11/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Craig Brazell (Lotte)

by on Jun.12, 2014 @ 1:50 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada (left elbow) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama on Wednesday.  He faced ten hitters (mix of Takeshi Hidaka, Hisashi Takayama, and Shinta Hifumi) gave up one hit, and struck out one.  His threw his fastball in the 140s. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (multiple injuries) worked out at Naruohama on Tuesday.  During fielding practice, he took grounders at second, short, and third. Source: Sanspo 6/11/2014
  • Kazunari Tsuruoka (right side) could begin playing in rehab games later this week. Source: Sanspo 6/11/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda would rather not miss a start, but the Carp could end up playing it safe by taking him off the active roster to give him at least ten days of rest.  Maeda felt some tightness in his left side during pre-game practices on Monday and was examined at a hospital on Tuesday.  Nothing serious was found.  He has had problems with his right side in the past, but never his left.  The Carp want to avoid things getting worse and will exercise caution. Source: Sponichi 6/11/2014 ... Meada played catch at Mazda Stadium on Wednesday for the first time since he started feeling pain in his left side.  He told reporters he felt fine and was able to throw the ball harder than he thought he would be able to.  He will be traveling with the Ichi-gun team and could be okay for a start during the Rakuten series at Mazda Stadium that begins on the 18th. Source: Sports Hochi 6/11/2014 ... Maeda played catch with Yusuke Nomura on Wednesday at a distance between sixty and seventy meters. Source: Daily Sports 6/11/2014
  • There is a chance Ryuji Ichioka will be ready to return when the regular season resumes on the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 6/11/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ginji (lower back) resumed batting practice a few days ago.  He is swinging the bat at eighty to ninety percent.  He should be close to playing in his first Ni-gun rehab game. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Craig Brazell complained of stomach pain before Wednesday's game and was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba for tests.  He was diagnosed with osteitis pubis.  He was slated to bat fourth in the starting line-up, but instead began the game on the bench. Source: Daily Sports 6/11/2014, Sponichi 6/11/2014official announcement

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa (right gluteus maximus) took batting practice at the Saitozaki facilities on Wednesday.  Uchikawa told reporters he took full swings for the first time since his injury and had no concerns about his hitting.  He still has problems running. Source: Sponichi 6/11/2014
  • Toru Hosokawa (left knee) is ready to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game.  If everything goes smoothly, he could return to the active roster on the 14th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2014

[6/8/2014] Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Kenta Imamiya (Softbank)

by on Jun.08, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took eighty-two swings during outdoor batting practice at Koshien on Saturday and hit three over the fence. Source: Sanspo 6/8/2014 ... Nishioka told reporters he wants to be at 100 percent when he returns to the active roster, but is okay to play Ni-gun games at seventy to eighty percent.  He could be fairly close to playing in his first Ni-gun rehab game. Source: Sponichi 6/8/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tony Barnette (left knee) could join the Ichi-gun roster in time for the Nippon Ham series that begins on the 14th. Source: Sanspo 6/8/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenta Imamiya banged his face against the ground as he made an impressive catch in the 7th inning.  He leapt and managed to glove a drive off Hiroki Uemoto's bat.  The ball bounced out of the glove, but he managed to re-catch it while falling forward, headfirst.  He was taken off the field for treatment, but was able to return. Source: Sanspo 6/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani sprained his left ankle during a game against Hiroshima on the 4th. He is still scheduled to make his next start on Wednesday (June 11) against Yomiuri at Sapporo Dome. Since pitching is his top priority this season, Hideki Kuriyama may sit him as a position player to keep him off the ankle until his next start. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2014, Sponichi 6/8/2014

[6/7/2014] Injury Report: Takayuki Kishi (Seibu), Luis Cruz (Lotte)

by on Jun.08, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took outdoor batting practice at Koshien on Saturday for the first time since he suffered multiple injuries from a collision play in March.  He took his swings from the left side of the plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014 ... Nishioka participated in Ichi-gun pre-game practices at Koshien on Friday.  He played some catch and ran some dashes in the outfield. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014, Sanspo 6/7/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi left Saturday's start after five innings because of discomfort in his right shoulder.  He is not scheduled to go to the hospital.  The Lions will monitor his condition over the next few days before they make a decision on what to do. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/7/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines wanted to give Luis Cruz (left wrist) a few at bats at Ni-gun on Friday before a possible call-up on Saturday, but the game was rained out.  At this point, they hope to get him back to Ichi-gun by at least the 11th. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2014

[6/5/2014] Injury Report: Hayato Sakamoto, Tetsuya Utsumi (Yomiuri)

by on Jun.06, 2014 @ 1:17 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Sakamoto suffered a broken nose when a ball he tried to catch on Wednesday glanced off his glove and struck him in the face.  He should be okay to play since the break did not require any surgical work. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2014
  • Tetsuya Utsumi was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday and diagnosed with inflammation in his left rotator cuff. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2014 ...  Utsumi worked out at the Ni-gun facilities on Thursday.  He told reporters that there were plenty of things for him to do to stay in shape that did not involve using his injured shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka participated in Ni-gun pre-game practices at Koshien for the second straight day on Thursday. Source: Sanspo 6/5/2014
  • Akihito Fujii (right foot) is close to being ready to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game.  He took situational fielding practice on Tuesday and joined Ni-gun pre-game practices at Koshien Stadium on Wednesday.  He still has some pain in his foot, but nothing bad enough to keep him from playing in a rehab game to see how things feel. Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2014

[6/4/2014] Injury Report: Hayato Sakamoto (Yomiuri)

by on Jun.05, 2014 @ 1:51 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hayato Sakamoto was taken out of Wednesday's game against Softbank after he took a thrown ball off his face while playing defense in the 7th inning.  Sakamoto was covering second base on a stolen base attempt when the ball he tried to catch glanced off his glove and struck him in the face.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Fukuoka. Source: Sponichi 6/4/2014
  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) is scheduled to make another Ni-gun rehab start on the 10th against Nippon Ham at Giants Stadium. Source: ZakZak 6/4/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka participated in Ni-gun pre-game practices at Koshien on Tuesday.  He took grounders at second, third, and short.  He also chased down baseballs in the outfield during batting practice.  He told reporters he was at seventy to eighty percent. Source: Sponichi 6/4/2014

[6/3/2014] Injury Report: Masahiko Morino (Chunichi), Tony Barnette (Yakult)

by on Jun.03, 2014 @ 6:18 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Sawamura (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Lotte on Tuesday.  He pitched five innings and gave up four runs on six hits.  He also struck out five and walked three.  He threw seventy-five pitches and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014, Sponichi 6/3/2014, Sponichi 6/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took fielding practice at Koshien on Tuesday for the first time since he suffered multiple injuries when he collided with teammate Kosuke Fukudome on defense during a game against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on March 30.  He told reporters most of his major aches and pains were gone and that he was at about seventy to eighty percent. Source: Sponichi 6/3/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiko Morino was having problems with his neck on Monday -- he slept on it wrong.  He told reporters he was not sure about Tuesday's game against Lotte, but he was in the starting line-up at first. Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien got treatment for his right Achilles' tendon on Monday. Source: Sanspo 6/3/2014
  • Tony Barnette (left knee) could rejoin the Ichi-gun team as early as the 11th. Source: Sanspo 6/3/2014