[3/14/2018] Yusei Kikuchi leaves start because of tight neck

Yusei Kikuchi started an exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons on March 14. He was slated to throw around 100 pitches but left after one inning and twenty-one pitches. The media later learned that the Seibu Lions pulled Kikuchi from the game as a precaution because of a tight neck (he slept on it wrong). Assuming no issues, his next game could come on March 23 against Yokohama.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/14/2018, Sponichi 3/14/2018

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