Takaya Toda fell at the Ozu dormitory in Hiroshima on July 20. He showed up for practices at Mazda Stadium on July 21, but complained of pain in his left wrist and was taken to a hospital for an evaluation. He was diagnosed with an injury to the joint ligaments in his left hand. He will need to rest the hand for about two weeks. He will begin a rehab programs at the San-gun facilities on April 22.
Toda was scratched from his next start on July 24 against Hanshin at Mazda Stadium.