[8/24/2017] Chihiro Kaneko leaves start voluntarily

Chihiro Kaneko asked to be removed from last night’s (August 23) game against the Nippon Ham Fighters. He avoided mentioning a specific reason to the media, other than that he felt it was time for him to be replaced. Kaneko also said there should be no problems for his next start.

Source: Daily Sports 8/24/2017, Sponichi 8/24/2017

[UPDATE 8/25 @ 9:31pm]

Kaneko’s problem was apparently some tightness in his right leg. He is not expected to miss his next start.

Source: Sponichi 8/25/2017, Daily Sports 8/25/2017

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