[9/23/2018] Yasuhiro Ogawa scratched from start with tight lower back

Yasuhiro Ogawa was expected to start a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome on September 24, but was replaced by Yuma Oshita. Ogawa’s last two starts were rained out (September 20 and 21). He played catch and ran short dashes during pre-game practices today, but will not get a start tomorrow because of tightness in his lower back. Junji Ogawa told reporters there was nothing he could say today.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/23/2018

[UPDATE 9/24 @ 11:26am]

The Yakult Swallows are not planning to take Ogawa off the active roster and will wait to see if his condition improves.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2018, Sponichi 9/24/2018, Sanspo 9/24/2018

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