Category: Injuries


[8/19/2017] Shota Suzuki hurts hamstring

Shota Suzuki slipped and tweaked his left hamstring while pitching in the third inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers are Nagoya Dome on August 18. He was pulled from the game and treated with ice. He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2017


[8/18/2017] Ryoichi Adachi leaves game early

Ryoichi Adachi left tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines after one out in the top of the fifth inning because he was feeling a little weak. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2017


[8/17/2017] Manny Ramirez returns to US for knee treatment

The Kochi Fighting Dogs informed the media on August 17 that Manny Ramirez will temporarily return to the United States for treatment on his right knee. There is no timetable on his return. This does not appear to be an injury he sustained while playing in Japan.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017, Tokyo Sports 8/17/2017, Daily Sports 8/17/2017

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[8/17/2017] Ross Ohlendorf returns to US for shoulder examination

The Yakult Swallows announced today that Ross Ohlendorf temporarily returned to the United States for a second opinion on his right shoulder. He is expected to return to Japan before the end of the month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017


[8/17/2017] Shingo Kawabata to have surgery this month

The Yakult Swallows announced today that Shingo Kawabata will have surgery to treat a herniated disc some time this month. He developed the condition during spring camp this year and was hoping to avoid going under the knife.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017

[UPDATE 8/18 @ 12:55am]

A neck injury during a Ni-gun rehab game against Nippon Ham on July 23 kept Kawabata out of addition rehab games until August 6. He decided to have surgery when he then developed pain near his lower back while throwing the ball during fielding practices.

Source: Sanspo 8/17/2017

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[8/17/2017] Takeya Nakamura taken off active roster

Takeya Nakamura complained of tightness in his lower back after a game on August 15. He missed yesterday’s (August 16) game and was taken off the active roster today. Hatsuhiko Tsuji told reporters they felt it made more sense to give Nakamura ten days to rest and recover than to leave him on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017


[8/17/2017] Yamato taken off active roster with tightness in right side

Yamato hurt his right side during yesterday’s (August 16) game against the Hiroshima Carp at Kyocera Dome. He recorded an infield single in his first at bat in the second inning and replaced on defense before the start of the third inning. The Hanshin Tigers told the press after the game that Yamato was removed from the game as a precaution because he felt some tightness in his right side. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests.

Yamato was removed from the active roster today.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017, Daily Sports 8/17/2017Nikkan Sports 8/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017


[8/14/2017] Toru Murata leaves start with leg cramp

Toru Murata left his start against the Softbank Hawks at Kyocera Dome on August 14 after he developed a cramp in his right calf while throwing practice pitches before the start of the fifth inning. He is considered day-to-day for the time being.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2017, Daily Sports 8/15/2017, Sponichi 8/15/2017


[8/14/2017] Dayan Viciedo out with ulnar fracture

Dayan Viciedo was hit by a pitch on his right arm during his third at bat in the sixth inning of yesterday’s (August 13) game against the Yakult Swallows. He was taken out of the game on defense in the seventh and examined at a hospital in Nagoya.

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that Viciedo suffered a right ulnar fracture. He was taken off the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2017

[UPDATE 8/16 @ 3:01am]

Viciedo might need six to eight weeks for a full recovery and up to two months including rehab games.

Source: Sanspo 8/15/2017


[8/13/2017] Tatsuya Imai to have shoulder examined

The media learned on August 12 that Tatsuya Imai will visit a hospital on August 14 for tests on his right shoulder. Imai started a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on August 11 and felt something strange in the shoulder after throwing just six pitches.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2017, Sanspo 8/13/2017

[UPDATE 8/17 @ 6:29pm]

Ni-gun manager Tetsuya Shiozaki told reporters that Imai’s condition is not that serious (tests revealed inflammation). He also told reporters that while they were not planning to set a hard timetable for his first rehab game, they expected him to be ready in about a month (late-September).

Source: Sports Hochi 8/17/2017

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 112 68 40 4
Hanshin 108 59 48 1
Yokohama 108 54 50 4
Yomiuri 109 53 55 1
Chunichi 111 46 60 5
Yakult 110 38 70 2
Softbank 110 73 37 0
Rakuten 102 63 38 1
Seibu 108 64 42 2
Orix 106 47 58 1
Nippon Ham 106 38 68 0
Lotte 106 34 71 1
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