Lotte’s Keita Watanabe has right elbow cleaned out

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on Thursday (October 10) that Keita Watanabe had surgery to clean his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to start throwing after about two months.

Watanabe did not make any appearances at Ichi-gun this season. He pitched in twenty-five games at Ni-gun and recorded a 2.55 ERA over 24.2 innings of work.

Source: Lotte 10/10/2019, Sanspo 10/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2019, Jiji Press 10/10/2019

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