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Swallows pitcher Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa was deactivated on Sunday due to a hand injury he suffered in Friday night’s game against the Hanshin Tigers.

The right-handed Ogawa, the Central League’s rookie of the year last season, was struck on the palm of his pitching hand by a batted ball en route to suffering his first loss of the season. The injury is thought to be a contusion but he is scheduled to be examined in Tokyo on Monday.

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