• Kyodo


Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani, who is currently on the disabled list, has been diagnosed with type B influenza, the Pacific League club announced Monday.

The 22-year-old PL MVP had been playing with a right ankle injury he suffered during the Japan Series last October, before he strained his left thigh muscles while running the bases in a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.

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