Category: Injuries

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[8/14/2018] Chihiro Kaneko taken off active roster

Chihiro Kaneko was slated to get a start against Seibu on August 15, but was taken off active roster today with some tightness that ran from his neck to his back.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2018, Daily Sports 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/14/2018

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[8/14/2018] Kazuki Kamizato taken off active roster

Kazuki Kamizato took a pitch off the outer part of his right foot during a game against the Hanshin Tigers on August 12. There is a possibility he may have suffered a fracture. He was taken off the active roster on August 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018

[UPDATE 8/14 @ 8:50pm]

Kamizato was examined at a hospital on August 13 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot. He could require a month to two months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/14/2018, Daily Sports 8/14/2018

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RAK

[8/14/2018] Takayuki Kishi taken off active roster with knee inflammation

Takayuki Kishi was pulled from his start on August 11 after just one inning because of discomfort in his leg. Kishi apparently felt the discomfort in his leg before the start.

Kishi was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests and was diagnosed with a mild case of pes anserinus tendinitis. He was taken off the active roster on August 12.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2018, Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2018, Daily Sports 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018, Sanspo 8/11/2018, Sanspo 8/12/2018

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[8/14/2018] Naomasa Yokawa taken off active roster on August 12

Naomasa Yokawa went 0-for-3 against Yokohama on August 10 and was replaced on defense at third in the sixth inning. He did not play on August 11 and was taken off the active roster on August 12 with pain in his right elbow.

Source: Sponichi 8/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2018, Sanspo 8/12/2018

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ORI

[8/14/2018] Masahiro Nishino takes batted ball off face during practices

Masahiro Nishino took a batted ball off his face during pre-game fielding practices on August 11. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and diagnosed with frontal fracture (near the forehead) and a concussion.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2018, Sponichi 8/11/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2018, Sanspo 8/11/2018

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[8/9/2018] Jorge Martinez leaves game after hurting finger

Jorge Martinez hit a double to right-center and reached third on a throwing error in the first inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dpome on August 9. He then came around to score on a single to center by Shinnosuke Shigenobu. He did not take the field on defense in the top of the second inning. The media later learned that Martinez hurt his left pinky while sliding into third base.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2018, Daily Sports 8/9/2018, Sanspo 8/9/2018

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HIR

[8/8/2018] Tomohiro Abe out with fractured finger

Tomohiro Abe hurt his right hand while playing defense in the tenth inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on August 5. He was taken off the active roster on August 7 with a fractured middle finger.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2018, Tokyo Sports 8/7/2018, Sponichi 8/7/2018, Daily Sports 8/7/2018

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[8/7/2018] Ayumu Ishikawa sprains right ankle

Ayumu Ishikawa had trouble throwing at full strength during his start against Softbank on July 24 (two runs, two innings). He continued to have problems during his next start against Nippon Ham on July 31 (ten runs, 0.2 innings). The Chiba Lotte Marines were concerned about fatigue and decided to skip him once in the rotation. The media recently learned that Ishikawa’s return will be delayed because he sprained his right ankle while running at Lotte Urawa Stadium on August 4. He might need about three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2018, Daily Sports 8/7/2018

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[8/5/2018] Kenshi Sugiya could miss two weeks with back strain

Kenshi Sugiya felt discomfort in his back during his at bat in the sixth inning of a game against Seibu at on August 3. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on August 5 and diagnosed with a strain in the left side of his back. He was taken off the active roster on the same day. He might require about two weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Tokyo Sports 8/5/2018, Sports Hochi 8/5/2018, Sanspo 8/5/2018, Sponichi 8/5/2018

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[8/4/2018] Kazuya Fujita diagnosed with bruised ribs

Kazuya Fujita banged the left side of his chest while sliding head-first into third base in the eighth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on August 3. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Sendai. He was diagnosed with a bruised rib (fifth rib on the left side) and will require about four weeks for a full recovery. He was taken off the active roster on August 4.

Source: Sponichi 8/4/2018, Daily Sports 8/4/2018, Sports Hochi 8/4/2018, Sports Hochi 8/4/2018

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