Alfredo Despaigne started feeling discomfort in his right side during his first at bat in Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes at QVC Marine. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his fourth at bat. He was examined at a hospital in Narashino today and diagnosed with a right lumbar spine contusion. He will need about two weeks for a full recovery.
April 22, 2012
Peter Bjarkman writing for Havana Times: