Nishino, Yuji 西野 勇士 (にしの・ゆうじ)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #29 | P
Born: 03/05/1991 (age 28)
Height: 182cm
Weight: 82kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Toyama
Draft: 2008, Ikusei 5th Round
History: 新湊高
Roster Changes: removed 07/30/2016, added 09/26/2016, removed 04/01/2017

[8/30/2016] Yuji Nishino making slow progress

Yuji Nishino’s return to the active roster will most likely be delayed. He played some catch and did some running during practices at Lotte Urawa on August 30. He told reporters he still had pain in his elbow and that progress was slow. He has tossed bullpen sessions with a standing catcher, but is still not ready to throw at full-strength.

Source: Sponichi 8/30/2016


[8/24/2016] Yuji Nishino tosses twenty pitches in bullpen session

Yuji Nishino (right elbow) resumed throwing in the bullpen today at Lotte Urawa Stadium. He threw twenty pitches to a standing catcher at seventy to eighty percent. Nishino is still taking things one step at a time. 

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/24/2016


[8/2/2016] Yuji Nishino out with elbow inflammation

Yuji Nishino was examined at a hospital in Funabashi, Chiba on August 1. Tests did not reveal any bone or ligament abnormalities. The pain in his right elbow was chalked up to inflammation and fatigue.

Nishino will be shut down for about a week. His goal is to return to the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2016, Sports Hochi 8/2/2016


[7/31/2016] Yuji Nishino to be taken off active roster

Yuji Nishino is having some problems with his right elbow. The Chiba Lotte Marines are expected to take him off the active roster on July 31.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016


[5/31/2016] Yuji Nishino diagnosed with elbow bone contusion

Yuji Nishino hurt his left elbow when he fell while trying to fielding a bunt during a game against Softbank at QVC Marine on May 29. The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that he was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on May 30 and diagnosed with a left elbow bone contusion. He will need about a week for a full recovery.

The Marines are not planning to take Nishino off the active roster. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2016, Sponichi 5/31/2016


[5/30/2016] Yuji Nishino leaves game with elbow discomfort

Yuji Nishino left Sunday’s (May 29) game against Softbank at QVC Marine after he felt discomfort in his left elbow while fielding a bunt in the ninth inning. The injury does not appear to be serious. He is still slated to have the elbow examined.

Source: Sponichi 5/30/2016Sanspo 5/30/2016