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Yakult Swallows: Kyohei Muranaka leaves in the first with pain in his right flank

by on May.01, 2011 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB

Kyohei Muranaka left today's game against the Hanshin Tigers in the first inning (after facing three batters and throwing 14 pitches) due to pain in his right flank.  Muranaka had the area iced and the team will wait to see how he's feeling before making a decision on what to do next.

Muranaka was taken off the active roster on 4/21 with discomfort in his lower back after his start on 4/16 (vs Yokohama @ Jingu) and was just added to the active roster today.