Category: Injuries


[5/29/2017] Takahiro Okada gets treatment for right shin

Takahiro Okada fouled a pitch off his right shin during a game against Lotte at ZOZO Marine on May 26. There was some bleeding and he developed some swelling on May 28. He received treatment for the leg today and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2017


[5/29/2017] Yuhei hurt knee during Saturday’s game

Yuhei hurt his right knee during’s Saturday’s (May 27) game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome. He hit a two-run double to left in the top of the second inning of yesterday’s (May 28) game, but did not return to the field on defense in the bottom-half of the inning. Mitsuru Manaka told reporters Yuhei said he was okay to play, but his knee was giving him problems. Yuhei is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 5/29/2017


[5/28/2017] Eiichi Koyano leaves game early

Eiichi Koyano left today’s game on defense in the sixth inning as a precaution because he was not feeling well.

Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2017


[5/27/2017] Yasuhiro Ogawa leaves start with back pain

Yasuhiro Ogawa left tonight’s game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome with tightness in his back. He was removed in the sixth inning with runners on first and second and no out. He first started feeling some pain while pitching in the fifth inning. The Yakult Swallows are planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 5/27/2017


[5/27/2017] Brent Morel leaves game with right knee pain

Brent Morel got the start at third base and batted fifth against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine today. He did not remain the starting line-up for very long; he was replaced on defense as a precaution in the bottom of the first because of pain in his right knee.

Source: Daily Sports 5/27/2017

[UPDATE 5/28 @ 11:11pm]

Morel was examined at a hospital in Chiba on May 27 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right knee.

Source: Sanspo 5/28/2017


[5/26/2017] Motohiro Shima takes foul tip off right hand

Motohiro Shima hurt his right hand during last night’s (May 25) game against the Orix Buffaloes. The incident took place in the bottom of the ninth inning when Kengo Takeda foul tipped a ball off Shima’s right hand. He was immediately replaced by Yuichi Adachi.

Source: Sanspo 5/26/2017


[5/25/2017] Takashi Toritani has a broken nose

Takashi Toritani was hit by a pitch on the face during last night’s (May 24) game against the Yomiuri Giants. He was taken to a hospital in Hyogo and diagnosed with a broken nose. He will not be taken off the active roster for the time being. He was re-examined again earlier today and wore a black face guard during pre-game practices.

Source: Daily Sports 5/25/2017, Daily Sports 5/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/25/2017, Sponichi 5/25/2017

[UPDATE 5/26 @ 2:44pm]

Toritani suffered fractures in two places in his nasal bone.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/26/2017

[UPDATE 5/27 @ 6:12pm]

Toritani was able to play without the face guard today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/27/2017


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[5/25/2017] Sho Nakata hit by baseball during practices

Sho Nakata was hit by a baseball during practices on May 24. Nakata was waiting for his turn during batting practice when a ball thrown toward home plate by Kensuke Kondo took one bounce on the ground then hit Nakata on the right side of his chin. He was treated with ice after he finished his workouts.

Source: Sponichi 5/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/25/2017


[5/25/2017] Takashi Toritani hit by pitch on face

Mitsuo Yoshikawa hit Takashi Toritani in the face with a 144km/h fastball in the fifth inning of tonight’s (May 24) game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium. A stretcher was prepared, but Toritani was able to get up and walk off the field on his own. He was taken to a hospital for tests. Tomoaki Kanemoto told reporters he thought the ball hit Toritani on the nose.

Source: Sanspo 5/24/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/24/2017


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[5/24/2017] Takahiro Shiomi tosses shutout against Ni-gun Yakult

Takahiro Shiomi got a late start this season because of lower back pain (herniated disc). He started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on May 23 and recorded a complete game shutout victory. He threw 122 pitches, faced thirty-five batters, gave up six hits, walked/hit three, and topped out at 144km/h.

Shiomi has so far pitched in four Ni-gun games and allowed just two runs in twenty-four innings of work.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/23/2017, Sports Hochi 5/24/2017

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 49 29 19 1
Hanshin 46 27 19 0
Yomiuri 47 23 24 0
Yokohama 48 22 24 2
Yakult 47 20 27 0
Chunichi 49 19 27 3
Rakuten 42 30 12 0
Softbank 49 30 19 0
Seibu 45 25 19 1
Nippon Ham 46 19 27 0
Orix 46 19 27 0
Lotte 48 14 33 1
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