[4/12/2017] Masahiro Nishino left game on April 9 after hit by pitch

Masahiro Nishino was hit by a pitch near his right calf during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on April 9. The incident took place during his at bat in the fifth inning with runners on first and third and two out and Luis Mendoza on the mound for the Fighters. Nishino was replaced on defense as a precaution in the sixth.

Nishino did play in Tuesday’s (April 11) game, but was back in the starting line-up tonight.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/9/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2017, Sanspo 4/10/2017

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