[6/12/2018] Yuhei Nakamura takes HBP off head

Yuhei Nakamura took a pitch off his head during his at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Seibu Lions earlier today.

Seibu starter Fabio Castillo threw a pitch that struck Nakamura on the left side of the head. Nakamura had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Castillo was tossed from the game for throwing a dangerous pitch.

Nakamura was taken to a hospital in Saitama for tests. No abnormalities were discovered.

Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2018, Sponichi 6/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2018

[UPDATE 6/14 @ 10:46am]

Castillo met Nakamura during pre-game practices on June 13 to apologize for his errant pitch.

Source: Sponichi 6/13/2018, Sponichi 6/13/2018

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