Wladimir Balentien felt some tightness in his lower back during during practices but still made it into the starting line-up. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 1st inning of tonight's game against Hiroshima as a precaution.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2013
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Ryohei Kawamoto tried to catch a ball hit into foul territory by Kazuo Matsui in the 3rd inning of tonight's game against Rakuten but could not -- there was rain coming down, he was closing in on the back-stop wall, and the ball ended up landing on his face. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Sendai where he was diagnosed with a bruise. He also required five stitches to close a gash. He will be taken off the active roster on Sunday. Naoya Emura will be called up to take his place.