Yasuyuki Kataoka started taking live outdoor bating practice at Giants Stadium today. He swung the bat about fifty times and hit five over the fence. He told reporters he was still getting a feel for hitting and that it felt good to hit outdoors.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2017
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Yasuyuki Kataoka hurt his left hand when he fouled a pitch off as a pinch-hitter during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Tokyo Dome on September 10. He was later examined and diagnosed with a fracture in his left hamate. He was taken off the active roster on September 11. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2016
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The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Kataoka had surgery to remove bone fragments from his left wrist.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/20160 Comments
Yasuyuki Kataoka hurt his right leg during warm-ups today and was taken off the active roster. No specifics have been released, but the media did see him leave Tokyo Dome before tonight’s game with a limp.0 Comments