Fumihito Haraguchi posted a letter over Twitter announcing that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He is planning to have surgery to treat the condition in the very near future and his goal is to make it back to the playing field as soon as possible.
[UPDATE 2/1 @ 12:05am]
Haraguchi told fans over Twitter that went under the knife without any issues and was making good progress.0 Comments
Fumihito Haraguchi hurt his left hand when he fouled off a pitch during a game against the Yakult Swallows at Koshien Stadium on September 14. He had been playing through the pain, but the Hanshin Tigers decided to take him off the active roster on September 21 with a fracture in his fifth metacarpal.0 Comments
Shintaro Fujinami and Fumihito Haraguchi were diagnosed with bruises, Fujinami with a bruise on his right thumb and Haraguchi a bruise on his left thumb. Both players will remain on the active roster for the time being and will be with the Ichi-gun team during their road trip to Sapporo.
Fujinami could be okay to make his next start, most likely on June 16 against Orix at Koshien Stadium, assuming no major changes to his condition.
[UPDATE @ 7:10pm]
Haraguchi was able to participate in pre-game practices today with his thumb taped up. The bruise did not appear to affect his hitting during batting practice.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/10/20160 Comments
Fumihito Haraguchi left last night’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine early because of a jammed left thumb. He was taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests during the game.
Haraguchi most likely suffered the injury when he tried to catch a foul tip off Ikuhiro Kiyota’s bat in the fifth. He finished out the inning, but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the sixth.0 Comments