...Greg LaRocca was diagnosed with a fracture in his right pinky finger on Tuesday. LaRocca was hit by a pitch during a game against the Rakuten Eagles on the 10th. He was checked out at a hospital in Sendai and was told he just had a bruise. LaRocca was re-tested on Tuesday and a CT scan revealed the fracture.
LaRocca took pre-game batting and fielding on Wednesday and was in the starting line-up as a DH. It seems the team has taken a "get better while you play" approach.
...There's more information on Peanut Day 2010 (5/8 vs Chiba Lotte Marines) at the Buffaloes' official site.