• Kyodo


The Hiroshima Carp deactivated closer Kam Mickolio on Saturday due to a left hip injury that will keep him out of the first stage of the Central League’s playoffs.

The 30-year-old Mickolio complained of groin pain during Wedneday’s 4-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers and was examined on Friday and told he had suffered damage that will require five days of rest and further treatment.

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