Shinbou Fukuhara was taken off the active roster today after his back started acting up on him during his outing against the Yakult Swallows on Friday.
"Fukuhara has the day off today, he is traveling. With regards to his condition, we are not looking into too much and we currently have no plans to send him to the hospital for an exam. It probably is not a herniate disc since he is not feeling any of the associated numbness. He has some trouble moving, but he can walk without any major problems," said chief trainer Tatsuzo Tsunekawa to reporters before today's game against the Yakult Swallows.
The Tigers called up Kazuhito Futagami to take Fukuhara spot on the active roster.