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Yomiuri Giants coach Kimura hospitalized

Kyodo News

Yomiuri Giants infield and running coach Takuya Kimura has been diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain, after he suddenly collapsed while hitting balls during pre-game fielding practice, the club said Friday.

The 37-year-old former utility player underwent emergency treatment at Mazda Stadium and was unconscious when he was taken to Hiroshima University Hospital.