Category: Injuries

HAM

[6/18/2018] Hayato Arakaki has elbow surgery

Hayato Arakaki had right elbow surgery to remove loose bodies at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18. He could require about three months for a full recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and will begin a rehab program at the Kamagaya faculties as soon as he is cleared.

Source: Nippon Ham 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Sports Hochi 6/18/2018

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YOK

[6/18/2018] Joe Wieland taken off active roster

Joe Wieland was taken off the active roster on June 17. Alex Ramirez told reporters he did not have all the information, but heard that Wieland felt discomfort in his upper body, near his waist.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018

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ORI

[6/17/2018] Yuya Oda taken off active roster

Yuya Oda made a diving catch during the seventh inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on June 16 and hurt his left wrist. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a left ulnar styloid fracture. He will be re-evaluated after keeping the wrist immobile for two to three weeks. He was taken off the active roster on June 17.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Sports Hochi 6/17/2018

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CHU

[6/17/2018] Daisuke Matsuzaka scratched from start against Seibu

Daisuke Matsuzaka was a late scratch from his start against the Seibu Lions at MetLife Dome on June 17. Matsuzaka developed cramps in his back during pre-game practice. He remained at the stadium for treatment and left on a taxi during the fifth inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/17/2018, Tokyo Sports 6/17/2018, Sponichi 6/17/2018, Sponichi 6/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Daily Sports 6/17/2018

[UPDATE 6/19 @ 12:42am]

Matsuzaka was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on June 18 and diagnosed with a mild sprain in his back. He was taken off the active roster on the same day.

Source: Zak Zak 6/18/2018, Sponichi 6/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2018

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HAM

[6/16/2018] Toru Murata leaves game after getting hit by batted ball

Toru Murata took a batted ball off his right arm while pitching in the fourth inning of a game against Yakult at Sapporo Dome on June 16. He was examined at a hospital in Sapporo and diagnosed with a bruise on his right forearm.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2018, Sanspo 6/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/16/2018

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RAK

[6/15/2018] Zelous Wheeler out eight weeks

Zelous Wheeler hurt his left index finger (base of the intermediate phalanx) while attempting to steal second during a game against Hanshin at Rakuten Seimei on June 15. He was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests and was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture. He could require about eight weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 6/15/2018, Daily Sports 6/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018, Sports Hochi 6/15/2018

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YOK

[6/15/2018] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo misses game with upper body tightness

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was left out of the starting line-up against Orix on June 15 because of tightness in his upper body (right side or back, depending on source). He is not expected to require time off the active roster and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018, Sponichi 6/15/2018, Jiji 6/15/2018, Sanspo 6/15/2018, Sports Hochi 6/15/2018

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HAN

[6/15/2018] Hiroki Uemoto has left knee surgery

The Hanshin Tigers announced on June 15 that Hiroki Uemoto was discharged from a hospital in Osaka after successful reconstructive surgery on his left knee (anterior cruciate ligament) and some rehab. Uemoto hurt his knee when he slid into second base during a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Koshien Stadium on May 5. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Source: Hanshin 6/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018, Daily Sports 6/15/2018, Sanspo 6/15/2018

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HAN

[6/15/2018] Tsuyoshi Ishizaki has elbow cleaning

The Hanshin Tigers announced on June 15 that Tsuyoshi Ishizaki was discharged from a hospital in Osaka after having successful surgery to clean his right elbow.

Source: Hanshin 6/15/2018, Daily Sports 6/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018

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LOT

[6/14/2018] Seiya Inoue taken off active roster

Seiya Inoue was taken off the active roster on June 13 because of a fever brought on by tonsillitis.

Source: Jiji Press 6/13/2018, Sanspo 6/13/2018, Sponichi 6/13/2018

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