[8/17/2017] Yamato taken off active roster with tightness in right side

Yamato hurt his right side during yesterday’s (August 16) game against the Hiroshima Carp at Kyocera Dome. He recorded an infield single in his first at bat in the second inning and replaced on defense before the start of the third inning. The Hanshin Tigers told the press after the game that Yamato was removed from the game as a precaution because he felt some tightness in his right side. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests.

Yamato was removed from the active roster today.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017, Daily Sports 8/17/2017Nikkan Sports 8/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017

[UPDATE 8/25 @ 12:39am]

Yamato resumed playing catch on August 23. He also started running on the same day (he was up to jogging on August 22).

Source: Sanspo 8/24/2017

[UPDATE 8/27 @ 5:20pm]

Yamato started taking grounders outdoors on August 26.

Source: Sanspo 8/27/2017

[UPDATE 9/3 @ 1:17pm]

Yamato resumed outdoor live batting practice on September 2. He took a total 101 swings from both sides of the plate.

Source: Sanspo 9/3/2017

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