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Hisashi Iwakuma gets elbow checked out, no problems

by on Oct.19, 2010 @ 11:43 am, under NPB

Hisashi Iwakuma had his right elbow checked out at a hospital in Yokohama recently and received a clean bill of health.

"He can attempt a run at the Majors with a healthy body," said a hospital source.  "If you want to take his elbow into consideration, pitching in a warm location might be best for him, but ultimately, we hope for the best for Iwakuma."

Incidentally, it seems the hospital Iwakuma went to is known for their work with Japanese players that have also played in the Majors (Kazuhiro Sasaki and Takashi Saito).