Professional baseball Lotte announced that relief pitcher Yuki Karakawa was infected with the new coronavirus.
According to the team, pitcher Karakawa had a fever symptom at midnight on the 29th and underwent a PCR test, and found that he was infected on the 31st.
It means that he is currently receiving medical treatment at home.
The 32-year-old pitcher Karakawa showed a stable pitching as a relief, but on the 17th of last month, the registration of the 1st army player was deleted due to neck pain, and the 2nd army was adjusting.
This season, he pitched in 29 games in the first half of the season with 4 wins, 2 losses, 19 holds, and an ERA of 1.88.
The team says, “We will contact the health center in charge, ask for instructions, and take necessary measures appropriately.”
In response to this, the match between Seibu and Lotte, the Eastern League of the 2nd Army, scheduled for 31st in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, has been cancelled.