The Yakult Swallows took Tony Barnette off the active roster today after he was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in the pisiform bone in his right wrist. Barnette will need to be shut down for about 3 weeks.
Barnette first started to feel some pain in his right wrist after a Yomiuri Giants' game on the 3rd. He then went to a hospital yesterday to have it examined. The Swallows aren't certain if he'll be able to make it back in time for the regular season.