[3/25/2017] Shogo Akiyama played with fracture in toe

The media learned that Shogo Akiyama participated in the World Baseball Classic with a fracture in his right fifth toe (pinky). He suffered the fracture when he was hit by a pitch during a practice game against Hanshin on March 3. The Seibu Lions were notified immediately after Samurai Japan found out he was hurt.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017, Sponichi 3/25/2017

[UPDATE 3/26 @ 9:19pm]

According to reports posted this morning, the fracture was in the fourth toe (the toe next to the pinky).

Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2017, Sponichi 3/26/2017

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