[8/9/2016] Shohei Otani’s next game as pitcher still a question mark

Hideki Kuriyama is still not sure when Shohei Otani (right middle finger) will take the mound as a pitcher. He could be given the ball for either a start or relief appearance (most likely the latter since Kuriyama is not too keen about dropping him into a start all of a sudden) on August 14 against the Rakuten Eagles at kobo Stadium. A lot will depend on how Otani looks during his next bullpen session. He did throw twenty-nine pitches to a standing catcher on August 7.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2016, Sports Hochi 8/9/2016

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