[3/26/2017] Takayuki Kishi’s opening day start could be in jeopardy

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Takayuki Kishi was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with influenza B. He was recently named this year’s opening day starter, but might end up having to miss the game.

Japhet Amador (March 22) and Yuichi Adachi (March 23) are also out with influenza B.

Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2017, Daily Sports 3/26/2017, Sports Hochi 3/26/2017

[UPDATE 4/2 @ 12:23am]

Kishi rejoined the team on March 31 and participated in practices before the Orix game. He could get his first start of the season either during the Lotte (April 8-9) or Seibu series (April 11-12).

Source: Daily Sports 4/2/2017

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