[8/15/2016] Seiichi Uchikawa may not have to be taken off active roster

Seiichi Uchikawa was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today. Tests revealed an abnormality in his back. A herniated disc was ruled out. He will be checked again tomorrow. He might not have to be taken off the active roster if he gets a day or two of rest.

Uchikawa left a Lotte game on August 13 early with pain in his lower back. He missed his first game of the year on August 14.

Source: Sponichi 8/15/2016, Daily Sports 8/15/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2016

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