Kosuke Tanaka was struck in the head by a baseball during practices today. He was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with a wound on the front portion of his head. Tests did not reveal any abnormalities to the brain or skull. He did require fourteen stitches to close a cut and will require about a week for a full recovery.
Tanaka was in the middle of fielding a grounder at short during pre-game practices when a errant batted ball struck him in the head. He was bleeding from his head and could not stand up on his own. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not appear to lose consciousness.