[4/4/2016] Ayumu Ishikawa scratched from start on April 5

Ayumu Ishikawa slept on his neck wrong and was scratched from his start on April 5. Kota Futaki, who was scheduled to pitch on April 6, will be shifted up a day. If Ishikawa is feeling better, he could get the start on April 6.

Source: Daily Sports 4/4/2016

[UPDATE 4/5 @ 6:58pm]

Ishikawa is expected to be taken off the active roster because Lotte is planning to skip him once in the rotation. He participated in workouts at YafuOku Dome on the same day, but kept things light.

Source: Chunichi Sports 4/5/2016, Daily Sports 4/5/2016

[UPDATE 4/6 @ 3:53am]

Ishikawa has slept on his neck wrong before, but the pain has never been as bad. He has difficultly turning his head to the left.

Kuan-Yu Chen will be called up to make the start on April 6.

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