[6/19/2016] Takahiro Okada leaves game with lower back discomfort

Takahiro Okada left today’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium on defense in the sixth inning because of discomfort in his lower back. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 6/19/2016

[UPDATE 6/20 @ 4:53pm]

Okada was having problems with his lower back during pre-game practices. He struggled with lower back pain last year and had to be taken off the active roster twice during the season.

The Buffaloes are worried, but Okada told reporters he should be able to play today.

Source: Sponichi 6/20/2016

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