Alex Guerrero was hit by a pitch on his right shoulder with the bases loaded and two out during the eighth inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers on June 27. He was replaced by a pinch-runner.
Guerrero played catch and took some batting practice during pre-game practices on June 28. He did not participate in fielding practice. He told reporters he was able to swing the bat without any pain, but had some difficulty throwing the ball. He still made the starting line-up in left and batted clean-up.0 Comments
Yuhei hurt his wrist during tonight’s game against the Yomiuri Giants.
Yuhei led off the sixth inning for the Yakult Swallows and grabbed his right wrist after he fouled off the first pitch of the at bat. He walked toward the dugout on the first base side and was concerned about his wrist. He left the field for treatment and did not return. The Swallows replaced him with a pinch-hitter.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:26am]
Yuhei is scheduled to return to Tokyo for an examination on June 29.0 Comments
Takahiro Arai was hit by a ball during pre-game practice today. He was running the bases when a batted ball struck him near the left elbow.
Arai told the media he was okay as he left the field. He later got into a taxi with a support brace on his elbow. He returned to the stadium after the start of tonight’s game without the brace and told reporters he was fine and that they should talk to the team trainer.
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:21am]
Arai was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed with a bruise on his left elbow joint. He feels he should be okay to play on June 30 (there is no game on June 29).0 Comments
Motohiro Shima took a batted ball off his left foot during yesterday’s (June 26) game against the Orix Buffaloes.
The incident took place in the top of the third inning. Orix’s Kenya Wakatsuki fouled off a pitch that hit Shima on the left foot. He remained in the game until he was replaced on defense in the fifth inning. He was taken to a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise on the top of his left foot.
Shima will most likely be left out of the starting line-up against Orix on June 28.
Source: Sanspo 6/27/20170 Comments
The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that Kensuke Kondo will have surgery to treat a herniated lumbar disc (percutaneous endoscopic discectomy) at a hospital in Tokushima on June 28. He may not be able to return to the active roster this season.
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:18am]
The Fighters announced that Kondo had his surgery today. There were no complications. He will remain in the hospital for about ten days. He will require about three months for a full recovery.
Wily Mo Pena tweaked his right hamstring while sliding into second base during a game against the Orix Buffaloes on July 23. The condition of his leg may not be bad enough to keep him out of the line-up, but it could be slowing him down a little.
Source: Daily Sports 6/24/20170 Comments
Yasuyuki Kataoka started taking live outdoor bating practice at Giants Stadium today. He swung the bat about fifty times and hit five over the fence. He told reporters he was still getting a feel for hitting and that it felt good to hit outdoors.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2017
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Yasuo Sano felt discomfort in his left knee during his last start on June 17 against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on June 19 and diagnosed with a lateral meniscus injury. He is scheduled to go under the knife to treat the injury some time this month.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2017
[UPDATE 6/28 @ 9:53pm]
The Seibu Lions announced today that Sano had surgery on his left knee at a hospital in Tokyo. He might be able to start running in about three months.0 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons announced today that Hayato Mizowaki had surgery to remove bone cartilage from his right ankle at a hospital in Nara on June 19.
Source: Sponichi 6/21/20170 Comments
Shinnosuke Abe hurt his right knee when he fell backwards while trying to get out of the way of an inside 3-2 pitch during his at bat in the sixth inning. He was able to walk off the field on his own and was replaced by a pinch-runner.
[UPDATE 6/19 @ 9:50pm]
Abe was taken off the active roster today.
[UPDATE 6/20 @ 5:54pm]
The Yomiuri Giants have not revealed any specific information regarding Abe’s injury, but media reports from this morning mention the possibility that he might end up missing the rest of the first-half of the season.
[UPDATE 6/21 @ 12:15pm]
Abe visited Giants Stadium on June 20 to get treatment for his knee. He told reporters he would begin a rehab training program as soon as the pain receded.
[UPDATE 6/28 @ 4:03pm]
Abe starting taking outdoor batting practice and fielding practice (grounders at first base) with cleats at Giants Stadium on June 27. He also ran some dashes.0 Comments