[3/10/2017] Tetsuya Utsumi leaves game with cramp in leg

Tetsuya Utsumi started an exhibition game against Orix today. He pitched three innings then left the game after throwing one pitch in the fourth. The media later learned that he left the game with a cramp in his left hamstring.

Source: Daily Sports 3/10/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/10/2017, Jiji 3/10/2017

[UPDATE 3/17 @ 11:21am]

Utsumi threw sixty pitches in the bullpen on March 16. This was his first real session since March 10. He is slated to start a game against Lotte at Zozo Marine on March 18.

Source: Sponichi 3/17/2017

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