[3/4/2017] Yuya Yanagi sent down to Ni-gun for slower pace

Yuya Yanagi left a Nippon Ham game on March 2 after just one inning. There were no indications after the game that an injury forced an early departure, but a day later, there were concerns that he may have gotten hurt. Shigekazu Mori told reporters Yanagi felt some tightness (possibly his right elbow) and was reassigned to Ni-gun because there was no reason to rush him.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017, Sponichi 3/4/2017

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 2:57pm]

Yanagi was examined at a hospital in Aichi on March 4. The Dragons did not release any details to the media.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2017

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 9:44pm]

Yanagi told reporters that tests on his elbow did not reveal any abnormalities to ligaments or tendons. There may have been some inflammation, but nothing serious.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2017

[UPDATE 3/7 @ 1:26am]

Yanagi resumed throwing (catch at about thirty meters) on March 6.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/8/2017

[UPDATE 3/10 @ 12:49am]

Yanagi played catch at distances up to sixty meters on March 9. He is currently taking things slow.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/9/2017

[UPDATE 3/19 @ 10:12pm]

Yanagi threw forty pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium today. It was his first session since he was sent down to Ni-gun on March 4.

Source: Sponichi 3/19/2017

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