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Chunichi Dragons: February 18, 2012

by on Feb.18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Ryosuke Hirata was removed in the 4th inning of today's practice game against the LG Twins because he fouled a baseball off his left knee.  Hirata was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion on the inner part of his left knee -- no structural damage, but some internal bleeding.  He is considered day-to-day.

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Jorge Sosa told reporters he threw at about 90% during his situational batting practice outing on Friday.

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Through five games, 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi is 6-for-18.

Through four games, Victor Diaz is 6-for-9.