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.
[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.