[2/3/2017] Shohei Otani taken off World Baseball Classic roster

The media learned on February 3 that Hiroki Kokubo is planning to take Shohei Otani off the Samurai Japan World Baseball Classic and replace him with another pitcher that can start. Kokubo made the decision after he receiving a full injury update from the Nippon Ham Fighters. He has already spoken to Otani about his decision over the phone.

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/3/2017, Daily Sports 2/3/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/3/2017

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