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[7/9/2014] Mazda All-Star Series 2014: Nobuhiro Matsuda to withdraw from series

by on Jul.09, 2014 @ 11:27 pm, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks announced today that Nobuhiro Matsuda will withdraw from the 2014 All-Star Series because of his fractured right index finger.  The withdrawal means he will also have to sit the first ten games after the All-Star break.

Matsuda's statement:

I am sorry to all the fans and players that selected me to the All-Star roster.  I am filled with regret.  I want to focus on making it back [to the active roster] as soon as I can.  I am disappointed that I will not be able to participate this year.  I will do my best so I can be selected again next season for the fifth consecutive year.

Source: official announcementSponichi 7/9/2014