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Ryoji Aikawa (Yakult) to miss two months; Nobuhiko Matsunaka (Softbank) hurts right calf

by on Apr.06, 2013 @ 9:37 pm, under NPB

Ryoji Aikawa (Yakult) took a hard hit at home plate as he tried to block a run from scoring in the 4th inning of today's game against Yokohama (Tony Blanco was the runner).  He was removed from the game on defense in the 6th inning.  He was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a dislocated left shoulder.  He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2013

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Nobuhiko Matsunaka (Softbank) left today's game after he hurt his right calf while running the bases in the 4th inning.  He will likely be taken off the active roster and will have his leg examined early next week.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2013