[4/3/2018] Shingo Kawabata leaves game after taking pitch off head

Shingo Kawabata was hit by a pitch on his head during his at bat in the seventh inning of a game against the Hiroshima Carp on April 3. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests. No abnormalities were discovered. The Yakult Swallows will reassess his condition on April 4.

Takeru Imamura was tossed from the game for throwing the pitch.

Source: Sponichi 4/3/2018, Daily Sports 4/3/2018, Sanspo 4/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2018

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