The Yakult Swallows took Tony Barnette off the active roster today with a right flank injury. Barnette complained of pain in his right side after his outing on Wednesday. He was examined at a Tokyo hospital and diagnosed with a strain in his right internal oblique muscle. He will require about a week of rest; there is no timetable on his full recovery.
Yuhei Takai (hurt right knee while playing defense on Wednesday) and Ryo Hirai (right shoulder pain) were also taken off the active roster today.
Ryosuke Oguma (Chunichi) was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right shoulder.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/18/2013
Sho Aranami will be examined at a hospital in Yokohama on Friday. He likely suffered a fracture in his right cheek bone when attempting to steal third in the 7th inning of Wednesday night's game.
Source: Daily Sports 4/18/2013