The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on August 18 that twenty-nine-year-old Masaki Minami had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament at a hospital in was examined at a hospital in Narashino, Chiba on August 17. He might require about six months for a full recovery.
Minami pitched in thirty-five games this season and was 2-2 with six holds. He was taken off the active roster on July 21 with numbness in his legs.
The Marines released the following statement from Minami:
I will soon start what I imagine will be a very difficult rehab program, but I will do my best so that I can pitch off the mound at ZOZO Marine once more. Please continue to root for me.
Masaki Minami was struck by a batted ball during batting practice today (near the upper portion of his left eye). He was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba and treated for an eyelid cut that required five stitches.0 Comments
Masaki Minami got off to a slow start this year because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at ZOZO Marine today and should be fine for the second-half of the season.
Minami pitched in nine Ni-gun games this year. He has allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, including one home run, over nine innings of work. He has faced thirty-three hitters, walked seven, and struck out eleven. He has a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a K/9 of 11.00 and a BB/9 of 7.00.0 Comments