• Kyodo


Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, who led the Central League in RBIs last season, will spend the rest of this season rehabilitating, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Saturday.

The 33-year-old first baseman, who reached career highs in home runs (26) and RBIs (105) to help propel the Swallows to their first pennant since 2001, has been receiving treatment on his left wrist as well as for chronic pain in his right Achilles tendon.

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