The Softbank Hawks announced today that Robert Suarez has a mild strain in his right forearm. He left an outing against Mexico early on March 13. He left the WBC Venezuela team on March 16 and visited a hospital in Kanagawa for rests on March 17. It is uncertain how much time he will miss, but it could be at least a month.
[UPDATE 4/6 @ 5:58pm]
The Hawks announced today that Suarez left for the United States on April 5 for additional tests on his right arm.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/6/2017
[UPDATE 4/15 @ 12:33am]
The Hawks announced on April 14 that Suarez had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in New York. He will require about a year for a full recovery.
[UPDATE 7/29 @ 7:06pm]
The media learned on July 28 that Suarez will rehab in San Juan, Puerto Rico and return to Japan in time for spring camp next year in February.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2017