The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Tomohiro Anraku was diagnosed with an injury to his right biceps femoris and will require six to eight weeks for a full recovery. He suffered the injury during practices before the Yokohama game on March 22.
[UPDATE 5/2 @ 12:15pm]
Anraku might be able to return to the active roster some time during Inter-league play. He has already pitching in a batting practice scrimmage.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/2/20170 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles have decided to move Tomohiro Anraku to the bullpen because they feel he can be effective as a reliever. Anraku is ready for the new challenge.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2016
Inning Breakdown (three Ichi-gun starts)
Tomohiro Anraku popped a blister on his right middle finger during his start against Orix at Kyocera Dome today. Rakuten is planning to take him off the active roster. He is expected to rejoin the rotation once the finger heals.0 Comments