[4/5/2017] Kris Johnson taken off the active roster

Kris Johnson was taken off the active roster today because he was not feeling well (sore throat). He first started feeling sick on April 3 and was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima. He rested at home and did not attend practices yesterday or today (April 4, 5).

Source: Daily Sports 4/5/2017

[UPDATE 4/19 @ 4:10pm]

Johnson has not resumed practices and is still resting at home. He has been going to a hospital for tests and treatment because of a prolonged fever. Once he is ready, he will resume practices at San-gun.

Source: Tokyo Sports 4/19/2017

[UPDATE 4/23 @ 6:39pm]

Johnson resumed workouts at the Ono facilities on April 22. He threw the ball about thirty times during a came of catch. His doctor game him the green light on April 21.

Source: Sponichi 4/23/2017

[UPDATE 5/13 @ 5:35pm]

Johnson tossed a bullpen session today. Ko Shimozuru and Shohei Habu stood in the batter’s box. It was his fourth session since he got hurt. He might be ready to toss outdoor batting practice some time next week. If there are no problems, he will move on to pitching in a Ni-gun game. He will slowly increase his workload and could rejoin the team in time for Inter-league play.

Source: Daily Sports 5/13/2017

[UPDATE 5/16 @ 6:25pm]

Johnson tossed batting practice at Mazda Stadium today. He faced thirteen hitters (including Tetsuya Kokubo, Sohichiro Amaya, and Shota Dobayashi), threw fifty-five pitches, allowed two to three could-be hits, walked two, struck out one, and topped out at 142km/h. His next goal will be to pitch three innings in a Ni-gun rehab game.

Source: Sanspo 5/16/2017, Tokyo Sports 5/16/2017, Daily Sports 5/16/2017

[UPDATE 5/20 @ 4:43pm and 11:41pm]

Johnson started in a Ni-gun game against Orix on May 20. He did not allow any runs over 3.2 innings of work. He threw forty-nine pitches, gave up two hits, struck out four, and topped out at 142km/h.

Source: Daily Sports 5/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2017

[UPDATE 6/2 @ 10:55pm]

Johnson pitched in his third rehab game at Ni-gun today. He started a game against Orix and gave up two runs on four hits over 6.2 innings of work. He threw 111 pitches, struck out five, and topped out at 146km/h. He could join the Ichi-gun team tomorrow and could get a start on June 9 against Rakuten.

Source: Daily Sports 6/2/2017

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