Ohata Sidelined for 3 Weeks

Veteran LF Narushi Ohata (Boston) will miss almost all of the rest of spring training with a sore back

Boston Brawlers left fielder Narushi Ohata left today’s game with chronic back soreness. The injury looked like it occurred making a defensive play in the game against Hamilton. One fan said, “As soon as it happened, you could tell something was wrong.” The injury will likely leave the Brawlers without Ohata for about 3 weeks.

The immensely popular 2-time MVP, who turned 39 this July, has struggled with injuries lately, missing four games last August with a sore knee, and leaving the 2015 season in August that year with a broken elbow, spending five months recovering.

Ohata’s career batting average is .321, and he has amassed 1,615 hits, 342 home runs, and 1,019 RBIs in his 20 year career. He has the highest number of HRs and RBIs among active players. He also holds the single season record for Total Bases with 249, set in 2008.



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