[6/22/2018] Wataru Karashima struck by batted ball

Wataru Karashima took a batted ball off the area near his left thumb during his start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on June 22.

With two out in the bottom of the first inning, Kensuke Kondo hit a ball back up the middle that struck Karashima near the base of his left thumb. Karashima left the field for treatment and was unable to return. He was later taken to a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise (no abnormalities to the bone).

Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2018, Sponichi 6/22/2018, Sports Hochi 6/22/2018, Jiji 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018

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