[9/22/2016] Tsuyoshi Wada scratched from next start as a precaution

The media learned on September 21 that Tsuyoshi Wada will be scratched from his next start on September 24. An examination at a Fukuoka hospital on September 20 did not reveal any abnormalities, but the Softbank Hawks decided to play it safe by pushing back his next start. He did play some catch on September 21.

Starting pitchers for the Seibu series that begins on September 23 could be Nao Higashihama, Kenichi Nakata, and Rick van den Hurk.

Source: Daily Sports 9/22/2016, Sports Hochi 9/22/2016

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