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Hanshin Tigers: 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami taken off active roster with back tightness

by on May.11, 2013 @ 6:31 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers took 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami off the active roster today with back tightness.

"[Fujinami] is practicing as usual and he can play catch.  It is not a big deal.  It is just some tightness.  We will monitor him over the next couple/few days and decide when he will pitch next," said Yutaka Wada to reporters.

Atsushi Nomi is slated to get Fujinami's start against Yakult on Sunday.

Source: Daily Sports 5/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 5/11/2013