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Shinnosuke Abe to be available as pinch-hitter?

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 12:02 pm, under NPB

Shinnosuke Abe is set to return to practice today.  Based on how that goes, he could be available as a pinch-hitter for tonight's game.  But past that, he could end up missing tonight's game as well (there's concern for a hamstring injury since he hasn't done a lot of moving around the last couple of days due to the contusion he suffered on his right calf).

Abe told reporters that he's able to walk without any difficulties, but has yet to do any running.  He also said that he felt his muscle were tight and that if he pushed too hard now, it might lead to a hamstring injury.