Baseball / Japanese Baseball

Carp's Johnson out with throat infection

Kyodo

The Hiroshima Carp’s Sawamura Award winner Kris Johnson was deactivated due to a case of pharyngitis Wednesday.

The 32-year-old right-hander was roughed up last Friday on opening day, when he allowed seven runs in 3⅔ innings. He fell ill Monday and developed a fever along with other symptoms.

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