The media learned on December 7 that Koki Aoyagi had surgery to treat a deviated septum at a hospital in Yokohama. He was in the hospital for a week and was discharged on December 6.
Source: Sanspo 12/8/20170 Comments
Kenta Kurose suffered an injury during an Asia Winter Baseball League game on December 3. He went in to cover first base on a pick off play in the ninth inning and the returning base runner knocked off his mitt. Kurose appeared to grab his left thumb. He was removed from the game after a trainer checked on his status.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/20170 Comments
Shintaro Fujinami stopped throwing after he developed some pain in his right shoulder near the end of fall camp and is planning to rest his arm until the new year. He did not seem concerned when he spoke to reporters on November 23 because he generally does not do a lot of throwing at the end of the year. The shoulder is not expected to be a problem when spring camp starts next year.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 22 that Seiji Kobayashi had surgery to remove a skin abnormality from his buttocks at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 21. He will not be attending Fan Festa on November 23.0 Comments
The media learned on November 19 that thirty-two-year-old Yuya Hasegawa will have surgery on his right ankle. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery. It is uncertain if he will be ready for opening day.
Hasegawa initially hurt the ankle while sliding into home during a game in September 2014. He had surgery on the ankle after the season in December.
Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2017
[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:04am]
The Softbank Hawks announced on November 21 that Hasegawa had surgery on his right ankle at a hospital in Fukuoka on November 20.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers signed twenty-two-year-old Shintaro Yokota to an Ikusei contract on November 16. Yokota was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. He received treatment for the tumor and found out he was in remission in late-August. He returned to the player dormitory in early-September and has been training since then.
[UPDATE 11/18 @ 3:00am]
Yokota’s salary remains unchanged at an estimated 8.7 million yen.
[UPDATE 12/8 @ 11:42pm]
The Tigers announced today that they assigned Yokota the uniform number 124.
Source: Hanshin 12/8/20170 Comments
Kenta Ishida had problems with his lower back during the season that may have been linked to appendicitis. The media learned on November 15 that Ishida is scheduled to an appendix resection. He will check into the hospital on the 16th, have the surgery on the 17th, and leave the hospital on the 19th.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/20170 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Daiki Iwashita had surgery to treat a lumbar herniated disc. He will be able to move around in about a month and resume throwing practices in around two months.0 Comments
Taiki Ono left fall camp in Kochi and returned to Osaka on November 12 because of pain in his right knee.
Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2017
[UPDATE 11/13 @ 4:19pm]
Ono started feeling pain in his right knee on November 9. The Hanshin Tigers are concerned because he had surgery on his right knee during his third year of high school. Ono had the knee examined today.
[UPDATE 11/14 @ 3:12pm]
Ono was examined at a hospital in Osaka on November 13 and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial side of his right knee.
[UPDATE 11/19 @ 2:01am]
Ono started playing catch on November 18. He threw the ball indoors at a distance of about thirty meters.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/20170 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on November 11 that Shu Hara had right shoulder surgery and elbow nerve transfer surgery at a hospital in Yokohama on November 10. There were no complications during the procedure. He will be hospitalized for about two weeks. It will most likely be six months until he can begin playing catch and a total nine months for a full recovery.0 Comments