[5/18/2017] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo misses game with cold

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was left out of the starting line-up against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium on May 18 because he was not feeling well (cold with fever). He was at the stadium, but did not participate in pre-game practices. He was available to pinch-hit, but Alex Ramirez told reporters he did not plan to useĀ Tsutsugo because he wanted him to get better.

Source: Daily Sports 5/18/2017, Sports Hochi 5/18/2017, Sports Hochi 5/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2017

[UPDATE 5/20 @ 12:15am]

Tsutsugo missed the Yomiuri game on May 19 because of discomfort in his hips. He first felt the discomfort during the Hiroshima game on May 17.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2017, Sports Hochi 5/20/2017

[UPDATE 5/20 @ 11:49pm]

Tsutsugo missed another game on May 20 because of hip discomfort. He might be ready to return to the line-up on May 21.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2017

[UPDATE 5/22 @ 12:45pm]

Tsutsugo missed a fourth straight game on May 21. There is a good chance he will be ready to return to the line-up on May 23. He told reporters he was feeling better andĀ that he wanted to be ready in case he is okay to play.

Source: Sponichi 5/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/22/2017

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