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Nippon Ham Fighters: April 16, 2010

by on Apr.16, 2010 @ 8:17 pm, under NPB

=== 4/16/2010 1:56am JST

...Tomochika Tsuboi was, as reported earlier, diagnosed with sciatica.  It seems the problems originally began with stiffness in his left hamstring on the 14th and escalated to not being able to walk very well on the 15th.  It does not appear as though he will get the leg checked out at a hospital at this point.

=== 8:17pm JST

...The Fighters moved a number of players around in their organization on Friday, but none were Sho Nakata.  It would seem that Tomochika Tsuboi's injury (he was removed from the active roster) has given Nakata at least 10 more days to prove he really does belong at Ni-gun.  It probably also helps Nakata that Atsunori Inaba's back isn't 100%.

Speaking of Inaba, he started at first on Friday, the first time he's played the position since joining the Fighters.

...As scheduled, Takahiro Nishijima (member of AAA) threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday.