[7/22/2016] Shohei Otani to skip next start

Shohei Otani will be scratched from his start on July 24 because of the popped blister on his right middle finger. His next start could come on July 31 against Softbank at Sapporo Dome. He is scheduled to toss a bullpen session on July 23. If there are no problems, he will most likely pitch in at least one game as a reliever before his next start.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016

[UPDATE @ 11:30pm]

Otani threw thirty to thirty-five pitches in the bullpen today. He will most likely be available out of the bullpen on July 24.

Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Sports Hochi 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016

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