Category: Injuries

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[3/31/2016] Shinsaburo Tawata tosses batting practice

Shinsaburo Tawata is working his way back from a right shoulder injury he suffered in May 2015. He tossed batting practice at Seibu 2 Stadium on March 31. He threw forty-five pitches to Hotaka Yamakawa and Nien Ting Wu at about sixty percent. It was the first time he faced live hitters in about a year.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/31/2016, Sanspo 4/1/2016

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[3/31/2016] Obiki taken off active roster with lower back pain

Keiji Obiki was taken off the active roster on March 31 with lower back pain. He may have tweaked his back while running the bases in the fourth inning of a game against Hanshin on March 30.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016, Sanspo 4/1/2016

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[3/31/2016] Takeaki Tokuyama out with the flu

Takeaki Tokuyama was examined at a hospital on March 31 and diagnosed with influenza A.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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[3/31/2016] Yoshitaka Muto tosses shutout inning in rehab game

Yoshitaka Muto had surgery to clean out his right elbow in October 2015. He pitched in his first rehab game on March 30. He tossed a shutout inning in relief and topped out at 144km/h. He needed only seven pitches for the inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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Injury Notes for Manabu Mima

Manabu Mima had surgery on his right elbow for the fourth (or fifth) time in his career last September. He had the elbow cleaned.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016, Sponichi 3/31/2016

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