[9/1/2016] Yuki Yanagita fractures finger in sliding catch

Yuki Yanagita hurt his right ring finger while playing defense in the third inning of a game against the Seibu Lions at Seibu Prince Dome on September 1.

Seibu’s Ginjiro Sumitani led off the third inning with a fly ball to center field. Yanagita made a nice sliding catch for the first out of the inning. In doing so, he hurt his right ring finger — the ball hit the finger before it went into the glove. He¬†remained in the game and struck out looking during his at bat in the fourth inning. He was replaced on defense in the bottom half of the inning and taken to a hospital for tests.

CT scans and x-rays revealed a fracture in his fourth (ring finger) distal phalanx. He will require about six weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/1/2016, Tokyo Sports 9/1/2016, Sports Hochi 9/1/2016, Daily Sports 9/1/2016

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