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Orix Buffaloes: Chihiro Kaneko needs more time

by on Jul.22, 2012 @ 7:48 pm, under NPB

Exactly how much more time, is not certain.

According to Nikkan Sports, the team is no longer sure if Chihiro Kaneko will be able to return to the active roster before the end of the season.

Kaneko first felt something wrong with his right elbow during workouts on June 22.  He was later diagnosed with an inflammation and taken off the active roster on June 25.  He has not thrown a ball since.  And while subsequent check-ups have shown that the inflammation is gone, Kaneko still feels discomfort in the elbow.