Buffaloes’ Okada sustains pulled hamstring


Orix Buffaloes outfielder Takahiro Okada was diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring, team sources said Friday.

Okada hurt his leg while batting in the eighth inning in a game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday. He is scheduled to take part in practice on Saturday, and will play depending on his condition.

The Orix slugger is currently batting .365 for second in the Pacific League with one home run and seven RBIs.