Yamato may have hurt his right leg while making a defensive play in the top of the second inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom-half of the inning.
[UPDATE 10/6 @ 10:40pm]
Yamato was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a mild sprain in his left ankle. The Hanshin Tigers are not planning to take him off the active roster.0 Comments
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.
[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 9/3/20170 Comments
Yamato was taken to a hospital in Amagasaki, Hyogo after fall practices on October 25 and diagnosed with a strain in his right side. He will not attend fall camp and will instead rehab at the Naruohama facilities.
Yamato had been working on hitting from both sides of the plate as a way to increase his playing time.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/20160 Comments