[7/9/2018] Taishi Ota suffers fracture in left hand

Taishi Ota was hit by a pitch on his left hand during the sixth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on July 8. He was taken out of the game and examined at a hospital in Tokyo on the same day. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on July 9 that Ota was diagnosed with a fracture in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2018, Sponichi 7/9/2018, Daily Sports 7/9/2018

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