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Jose Contreras’ son drops out of Yanagawa High School

by on Jul.15, 2011 @ 7:09 pm, under High School

The media learned yesterday that Jose Contreras' son, Kevin Smith, dropped out of Yanagawa High School.

Smith was originally enrolled in a baseball academy in the US, but wanted to experience the Koshien in Japan and transferred to Yanagawa High School in April.  But he had hip/lower back problems and returned to the US for surgery, never returning to the team and dropping out of the high school.

It seems his injury was fairly severe (his right leg was feeling numb and he had a hard time walking) and may have factored into his decision to leave the school.