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Rakuten Eagles: Masahiro Tanaka taken off active roster with tightness in his lower back

by on Apr.22, 2012 @ 7:44 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Tanaka was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his lower back.  Tanaka was examined at a hospital in Sendai, but nothing was found.  Not wanting to push the twenty-three year old ace too hard, the Eagles decided to skip Tanaka's next start.

Tanaka first started feeling discomfort in his back after his start against Lotte on April 19.