Ryo Hirai was taken off the active roster on April 2 because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He was examined by the team doctor. No additional tests were necessary. He will continue to make adjustments at Ni-gun.
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The Yakult Swallows announced on June 6 that they added Ryo Hirai to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 167 to 67.
The Swallows re-signed Hirai to an Ikusei contract at the end of last season because he was still in the process of coming back from right shoulder surgery in 2013.
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