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Yomiuri Giants: Ogasawara, Gonzalez leave early with injuries

by on Aug.23, 2011 @ 11:29 pm, under NPB

Michihiro Ogasawara was hit by a pitch on his left wrist in the 5th inning of tonight's game against the Hanshin Tigers (Minoru Iwata on the mound) and immediately removed from the game.  He was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion.  The Giants will decide on what to do next after seeing how Ogasawara is feeling tomorrow.

Dicky Gonzalez injured his right calf while backing-up a play in the 6th inning -- Sekimoto hit a single to center and Chono made a bad throw back into the infield and Gonzalez was in the process of going after the ball when he apparently tweaked his calf.  Gonzalez was removed from the game after the play and received treatment in the clubhouse.  He is currently scheduled to get the leg check out at a hospital tomorrowUPDATE 8/24 @ 12:16am - It seems the Giants already know the injury isn't minor and could sideline him for a prolonged amount of timeUPDATE 8/24 @ 6:58am - Gonzalez will probably be taken off the active roster today.