Louis Okoye was replaced by a pinch-runner after he hit a double to left-center in the sixth inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Rakuten Seimei Park on May 22. He was removed from the game as a precaution because of tightness in his right thigh.
[UPDATE 4/23 @ 9:48pm]
Okoye was examined at a hospital in Sendai today and diagnosed with an injury to his right biceps femoris that will require three to four weeks for a full recovery.
Okoye was taken off the active roster today.0 Comments
Kenji Tomura took a batted ball off his face during a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Rakuten Seimei Park on May 22.
Tomura surrendered a home run to Yuya Oda to lead-off the eighth inning. The next batter, Masahiro Nishino, hit a line drive back up the middle that stuck Tomura in the face, near the right side of his chin. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
Tomura was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance. He was conscious.
[UPDATE 5/23 @ 9:40pm]
Tomura was re-examined at a hospital in Sendai today and diagnosed with a right mandibular angle fracture. He could require three to four months for a full recovery.
Tomura was taken off the active roster today.0 Comments
Hiroki Minei hurt his left hamstring while running the bases during a game against Yomiuri on May 20. He was taken off the active roster on May 22 because of minor inflammation. The Yokohama Bay Stars do not expect him to miss that much time.0 Comments
Kenta Imamiya was left out of the starting line-up against Seibu at YafuOku Dome on May 22 because of discomfort in his elbow. He was slated to make the starting line-up, but complained of discomfort in his elbow after participating in pre-game practices. He was taken to a hospital in Fukuoka for an examination.0 Comments
Kodai Senga was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his right forearm. Kimiyasu Kudo told reporters Senga’s condition was not serious and that it was just taking a little longer for the tightness to go away. Kudo does not think Senga will have to miss more than one start.0 Comments
Yuma Mune was taken off the active roster on May 16 with tightness in his right hamstring. The Orix Buffaloes decided to give Mune some time to recover because they were concerned about the possibility of his condition developing into something more serious.0 Comments
Seiichi Uchikawa fouled a ball off his left leg during his second at bat in the third inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Rakuten Seimei Park on May 15. He was then replaced on defense with runners on first and second and one out in the bottom-half of the inning as a precaution.
Uchikawa was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise on his left medial malleolus. He is considered day-to-day.
[UPDATE 5/18 @ 1:26am]
Uchikawa was taken off the active roster on May 17. The Softbank Hawks decided to give the veteran some time to recover. Uchikawa was also apparently still feeling the effects of an HBP to the right knee in April. He is expected to return to the active roster in the minimum ten days.0 Comments
Daisuke Matsuzaka started a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on May 13 and left in the middle of the third inning because of tightness in his right calf.
Matsuzaka faced thirteen batters and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks. He threw forty-one pitches before he left the game.0 Comments
Japhet Amador was taken off the active roster today. Rakuten officials told the media he was having problems with his left knee and was diagnosed with pes anserine bursitis in his left knee on May 12. The Eagles do not think it will too long to heal.
Source: Sanspo 5/13/20180 Comments
Oswaldo Arcia was taken off the active roster today due to tightness in his left hamstring. Hideki Kuriyama told reporters the move was a precaution and that if he was pressed to play, he probably could have.
Source: Sanspo 5/13/20180 Comments