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[5/3/2013] Injury Report: Muto (CHU), Fukudome (HAN), Otonari (SOF), Itoi (ORI), T-Okada (ORI)

by on May.04, 2013 @ 3:17 am, under NPB

The Chunichi Dragons took Yuta Muto off the active roster on Friday because of pain in his left side.

Source: Sponichi 5/3/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin) hurt his left leg while swinging the bat during his at bat in the 2nd inning of Friday's game against Yakult.  He was removed on defense in the 3rd as a precaution.  Yutaka Wada later told reporters that Fukudome twisted his ankle while swinging the bat.

Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2013, Sanspo 5/3/2013

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Kenji Otonari (Softbank) was removed from the active roster on Friday with discomfort in his lower back.  Otonari reportedly tweaked his back during his last outing on April 29 (vs Lotte at QVC Marine).  The Hawks are hoping he will be ok to pitch after skipping his next turn in the rotation.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/3/2013

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Yoshio Itoi (Orix) hurt his right knee when his right foot got caught in ground while sliding into second base in the 4th inning of Friday's game against Lotte.  He remained in the game on defense in the 5th, but was removed on defense in the 6th.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 5/3/2013

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Takahiro Okada (Orix) was taken off the active roster on Friday with what the team feels is fasciitis in his left hamstring.

Source: Sanspo 5/3/2013