[2/9/2017] Motohiro Shima ends practices early with tightness in legs

Motohiro Shima ended practice early on February 9 because of tightness in his lower body (calf). He returned to the team hotel for rest. His condition does not appear to be serious.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2017, Daily Sports 2/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017

[UPDATE 2/11 @ 11:39pm]

Shima is not expected to miss the Samurai Japan mini-camp that begins on February 23.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2017

[UPDATE 2/15 @ 10:48pm]

Shima might be ready to rejoin general workouts on February 18.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2017

[UPDATE 2/20 @ 1:35am]

Shima took outdoor live batting practice on February 19 for the first time since he started feeling discomfort in his lower body. He took forty swings. He also caught Takayuki Kishi and Wataru Karashima in the bullpen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2017

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