The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 22 that Seiji Kobayashi had surgery to remove a skin abnormality from his buttocks at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 21. He will not be attending Fan Festa on November 23.0 Comments
October 18 – Kobayashi was named Fall Camp captain by Yoshinobu Takahashi.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/20170 Comments
Seiji Kobayashi (left shoulder) played in another Ni-gun game on July 6. He was the starting catcher and batted eighth against Lotte. He went 0-for-3. He was removed on defense in the eighth inning.
Source: Sanspo 7/6/20160 Comments
Seiji Kobayashi (left shoulder) could return to the active roster in time for the Yokohama series that begins on July 8 at Tokyo Dome. He played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun today. He got the start at catcher and batted second against Lotte at QVC Marine. He went 0-for-2: F7, L4. He also threw out Takashi Ogino trying to steal second in the fourth inning. He was replaced on defense in the fifth inning.0 Comments
Seiji Kobayashi (left shoulder) is expected to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun during an upcoming three-game series against Lotte that begins on July 6. He has already resumed fielding and hitting practice and feels no pain.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2016
[UPDATE 7/4 @ 9:47pm]
Kobayashi is slated to play in his first rehab game on June 5.
Source: Sponichi 7/4/20160 Comments
Seiji Kobayashi hurt his left shoulder when he hit by a pitch during a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Tokyo Dome on June 16. He made the starting line-up against the Chiba Lotte Marines the following day, but then missed the next two games.
Kobayashi was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a fracture in the infraspinatus fossa of the left scapula (left shoulder blade). He was taken off the active roster today.
[UPDATE 6/23 @ 10:32pm]
Kobayashi may not be able to return to the active roster until some time in August.
Source: Sponichi 6/23/2016
[UPDATE 6/24 @ 8:15pm]
Kobayashi will require about three weeks for a full recovery. He might be able to make it back to the active roster in late-July.
Source: Sponichi 6/24/20160 Comments