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Carp outfielder Schierholtz deactivated due to heatstroke

Kyodo

Hiroshima Carp announced Saturday that outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been deactivated after he pulled out of a game earlier in the week with heatstroke.

Schierholtz was replaced during the Carp’s 5-4 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday and missed Friday’s game against the Yokohama BayStars. He will be replaced on the roster by Dominican outfielder Raniel Rosario.

“He (Scheirholtz) will leave the first team as a precautionary measure. We hope he can get fully fit,” said Hiroshima chief trainer Yoshinao Matsubara.

Schierholtz had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014 before joining the Carp this season. The left-hitting American outfielder is batting .266 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 56 outings.

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