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Softbank Hawks: Toru Hosokawa takes a pitch off his chin

by on Aug.04, 2011 @ 10:47 pm, under NPB

Toru Hosokawa took a pitch off his chin during his at bat in the 5th inning (he was leaning in to bunt) and was taken out of the game with a laceration.  He headed to the hospital during the game for additional testing.

An unnamed club source told reporters that Hosokawa probably didn't suffer any structural damage to his chin and the he went to the hospital as a precaution.

UPDATE 8/5 @ 8:25am - Hosokawa required 4 stitches to close the laceration on his chin.