[8/17/2017] Takeya Nakamura taken off active roster

Takeya Nakamura complained of tightness in his lower back after a game on August 15. He missed yesterday’s (August 16) game and was taken off the active roster today.¬†Hatsuhiko Tsuji told reporters they felt it made more sense to give Nakamura ten days to rest and recover than to leave him on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017

[UPDATE 9/5 @ 3:26pm]

Nakamura played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Rakuten on September 4. He started at designated hitter and batted clean-up. He went 0-for-3 and had no problems with his back (he was slated for two plate appearances and asked for a third). He is hoping to make it back to the active roster this month, maybe as early as September 8.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2017, Sponichi 9/5/2017, Daily Sports 9/5/2017

[UPDATE 9/5 @ 11:44pm]

Nakamura played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult today. He started at third and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-2 with a walk. He hit a grand slam in his first at bat in the first inning.

Source: Tokyo Sports 9/5/2017

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