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Orix Buffaloes: Shuhei Kojima takes a batted ball off his face during batting practice

by on Mar.22, 2012 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

7th round draft pick Shuhei Kojima took a batted ball off his face during batting practice on Thursday.  The ball hit Kojima in the mouth area and broke a tooth (or multiple teeth) in his lower jaw.  He was taken to the hospital for an examination.  While information about his recovery has not been released, it is likely he will not be ready for the start of the regular season.