Hirotoshi Kitagawa injured his left leg during his off-season workouts. He was at spring camp working out under a separate training menu and had his leg re-checked yesterday and was diagnosed with a fractured left fibula. Kitagawa will require about 2 months for a full recovery.
Said Akinobu Okada, "Right now, we have an opening at DH. It doesn't matter if he can't play the field. And it isn't like we need him to run."