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[7/5/2013] Injury Updates: Kawauchi (Hiroshima), Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Jul.06, 2013 @ 12:08 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

Takaya Kawauchi complained of pain in his back during a game against Chunichi on Thursday.  He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Friday and diagnosed with a strain in his erector spinae (back).

Kawauchi was taken off the active roster on Friday.  Yuya Fukui was called up to take his spot.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka missed Friday's game because he was not feeling well -- it apparently had nothing to do with his left knee.

"[Nishioka] was not feeling well.  He will be ok tomorrow.  It was not a fever," said head coach Masahiro Kuroda.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2013