Tomohiro Abe was taken off the active roster today. Abe was hit by a pitch on his right calf during a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium on September 18. He had a hematoma removed from the calf (between muscle and fascia) at a hospital in Hiroshima on September 25. He will remain hospitalized until he is ready to be released.
[UPDATE 10/16 @ 4:49pm]
Abe will head to Miyazaki for the Phoenix League on October 18. He is currently at around seventy percent. He could be okay for the Nippon Series.
Source: Sponichi 10/16/2017
[UPDATE 10/23 @ 9:18pm]
Abe returned to the active roster today. He made it into tonight’s game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Mazda Stadium as a pinch-hitter in the 5th inning and fouled out to third.