[2/9/2017] Daikan Yoh has some tightness in his lower body

Daikan Yoh ended practices early on February 9 because of tightness in his lower body. Yoh participated in warm-ups and base-running exercises. He did not play catch or take batting practice.

Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017

[UPDATE 2/11 @ 11:46pm]

Yoh is still getting treatment for his lower body and his workouts are still modified. He may not be ready to play in any games this month or early next month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2017

[UPDATE 2/12 @ 10:27pm]

The Ichi-gun team will be traveling to Okinawa on February 13 for the start of Naha camp on February 14. Yoh will not be with the team and will instead remain in Miyazaki for rehab. He is feeling better than he was three days ago.

Source: Sanspo 2/12/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2017

[UPDATE 2/14 @ 11:12pm]

Yoh reported to San-gun camp in Miyazaki today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2017

[UPDATE 2/25 @ 10:41pm]

Yoh joined Ichi-gun practices today. He hit three over the fence during live batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017

[UPDATE 3/8 @ 12:55am]

The Giants are currently planning to call Yoh up to Ichi-gun on March 15, the same day they play an Ichi-gun exhibition game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Sanspo 3/7/2017, Sponichi 3/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/7/2017

[UPDATE 3/18 @ 7:23pm]

Yoh played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 18. He got the start in center and batted lead-off. He walked in his first at bat and grounded out to short in his second at bat. He was replaced on defense in the fourth.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/18/2017

[UPDATE 3/20 @ 8:31pm]

Yoh got the start in center during a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 19 and was scheduled to get three at bats, but left on defense in the second inning because of tightness in his legs. There was talk he might be ready to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 20, but those plans were put on hold.

Yoh practiced with the San-gun team at Giants Stadium today. His workouts included dashes, playing catch, long distance throwing, and batting practice. He told reporters he was okay swinging the bat and throwing the ball.

Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2017, Sponichi 3/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2017

[UPDATE 5/2 @ 10:26pm]

Yoh resumed batting practice sessions against pitching machines today. He spent about twenty minutes hitting around 100 baseballs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/2/2017

[UPDATE 5/14 @ 10:29pm]

Yoh took live batting practice on May 13 for the first time since March. He took a total of about 170 swings against a batting practice pitcher and pitching machine at the indoor Giants Stadium training facilities.

Yoh told reporters he no longer had any problems with swinging the bat, but was still taking it easy running dashes. He also said he might soon be ready to join general workouts.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2017

[UPDATE 5/17 @ 10:00]

Yoh joined regular san-gun practices on May 17.

Source: Sponichi 5/17/2017

[UPDATE 5/23 @ 6:46pm]

Yoh is currently scheduled to play in his first rehab game at San-gun against the BC League’s Niigata Albirex Baseball Club on May 30. It will be his first game since March 19 (Ni-gun against Yakult).

If there are no major setbacks, Yoh might be able to join the Ichi-gun team during Inter-league play.

Source: Sponichi 5/23/2017

[UPDATE 5/24 @ 9:39pm]

Yoh could make the active roster in time for the Nippon Ham series at Sapporo Dome that begins on June 9.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2017

[UPDATE 5/31 @ 2:01am]

Yoh played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Niigata on May 30. He started in center field and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-3 with two RBI: strikeout looking in the first, strikeout swinging in the second, double to left-center in the fourth. This was his first game in general since March 19.

Source: Sanspo 5/30/2017, Daily Sports 5/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/30/2017, Sponichi 5/30/2017

[UPDATE 6/1 @ 1:49am]

Yoh played in his second rehab game on May 31. He started at designated hitter and batted third against Ni-gun Yokokama. He went 0-for-3: fly out to right, fly out to short, ground out to second.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2017

[UPDATE 6/3 @ 9:16pm]

Yoh played in his fourth Ni-gun rehab game today. He got the start at centerfield and batted clean-up against Lotte. He went 1-for-4: F4, L6, Kl, 2B8/9. He was replaced on defense in the ninth.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2017

[UPDATE 6/5 @ 1:49am]

Yoh went 1-for-4 in a Ni-gun rehab game against Lotte on June 4 (1B8, F8, G5, G6). He got the start in right and batted clean-up. He played the whole game.

Added additional performance notes on 6/5 @ 11:59am.

Source: Daily Sports 6/4/2017, Sanspo 6/5/2017

[UPDATE 6/5 @ 11:26am]

Yoh is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on June 6.

Source: Sponichi 6/5/2017

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