The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Takayuki Kajitani had surgery to clean his right shoulder at a hospital in Yokohama.
Kajitani suffered a fracture in his right ulna after he was hit by a pitch during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He may have decided to have surgery on his shoulder after realizing his chances for a return from the fracture this season were low.0 Comments
Kazutomo Iguchi was taken off the active roster today. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Kazutomo Iguchi was diagnosed with a strain in his right teres major muscle. He will be shut down (no throwing) for a week and will most likely require about three weeks for a full recovery.
The Hanshin Tigers announced on August 19 that Yuya Yokoyama had surgery to clean out his left shoulder at a hospital in Osaka.0 Comments
Mike Bolsinger gave up two runs on four hits during the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Rakuten Eagles. He threw warm-ups before the start of the second inning, but was replaced by a reliever. The media later learned that the Chiba Lotte Marines pulled Bolsinger because he was having problems with the ring and pinky fingers on his right hand. He is considered day-to-day.
[UPDATE 8/19 @ 10:30pm]
Bolsinger will be examined at a hospital on August 20.
Source: Sanspo 8/19/2018
[UPDATE 8/21 @ 10:28pm]
Bolsinger was examined at a hospital in Chiba on August 20. The Marines took him off the active roster today, even though tests did not reveal any abnormalities. They are concerned about fatigue and will skip him at least once in the rotation.0 Comments
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.
Alfredo Despaigne was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with mild inflammation in his right knee. He was taken off the active roster on August 17. He will be eligible to return on August 27.0 Comments
Seiichi Uchikawa was taken off the active roster today because of fatigue. This was the second time the Softbank Hawks took Uchikawa off the active roster this year. Kimiyasu Kudo told reporters he wanted to give the veteran some time to recover.0 Comments
Chihiro Kaneko was slated to get a start against Seibu on August 15, but was taken off active roster today with some tightness that ran from his neck to his back.0 Comments
Kazuki Kamizato took a pitch off the outer part of his right foot during a game against the Hanshin Tigers on August 12. There is a possibility he may have suffered a fracture. He was taken off the active roster on August 13.
[UPDATE 8/14 @ 8:50pm]
Kamizato was examined at a hospital on August 13 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot. He could require a month to two months for a full recovery.0 Comments
Takayuki Kishi was pulled from his start on August 11 after just one inning because of discomfort in his leg. Kishi apparently felt the discomfort in his leg before the start.
Kishi was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests and was diagnosed with a mild case of pes anserinus tendinitis. He was taken off the active roster on August 12.0 Comments