Yuhei Nakamura took a pitch off his head during his at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Seibu Lions earlier today.
Seibu starter Fabio Castillo threw a pitch that struck Nakamura on the left side of the head. Nakamura had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Castillo was tossed from the game for throwing a dangerous pitch.
Nakamura was taken to a hospital in Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered.
[UPDATE 6/14 @ 10:46am]
Castillo met Nakamura during pre-game practices on June 13 to apologize for his errant pitch.0 Comments
Yuhei Nakamura took a foul tip off his right knee during last night’s game against the Rakuten Eagles. The incident took place in the top of the eighth inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom-half of the inning. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017
[UPDATE 6/15 @ 1:08am]
Nakamura was examined (MRI) at a hospital in Tokyo on June 14 and was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right femur. He might also have a fracture in his right patella. He will be taken off the active roster on June 15.
[UPDATE 6/16 @ 12:37am]
Nakamura was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on June 15. No abnormalities were discovered in his right patella.
Source: Sanspo 6/15/2017
[UPDATE 6/30 @ 11:59am]
Nakamura is slated to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on July 1 (vs Yomiuri at Giants Stadium). Assuming no major issues, he could return to the active roster in time for the Chunichi series at Nagoya Dome that begins on July 4.
Source: Sanspo 6/30/2017
[UPDATE 7/1 @ 11:00pm]
Nakamura got the start at catcher and batted sixth against Ni-gun Yomiuri today. He was his first game since June 13. He went 1-for-2: fouled out to first in the second inning, singled to center in the fifth inning and replaced by a pinch-runner. He threw out Luis Cruz trying to steal second in the second inning.
Source: Sanspo 7/1/20170 Comments
Yuhei Nakamura missed today’s exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Sapporo Dome because he was not feeling well.
Source: Sanspo 3/25/20170 Comments
Yuhei Nakamura left last night’s (July 19) game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Jingu Stadium after four innings because of dizziness. Nakamura was a little shaken up after he took a foul ball off his chin while playing defense in the first inning. He remained in the game because he felt alright at the time. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Sponichi 7/19/20160 Comments