Kenta Maeda hurt his right hand during his bat at in the top of the 6th inning of tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants. Maeda did pitch the bottom half of the inning but did not return for the 7th -- he was instead sent to the hospital to get his hand examined.
Said chief pitching coach Yutaka Ono, "It isn't just this game. We took him out because we didn't think it made sense to push him."
UPDATE 9/11 @ 3:25am - Tests at the hospital did not reveal any problems.