On the 10th, Koji Chikamoto, who won the title of the most hits last season, was suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, and his registration as a player was canceled as a special case on the 10th.
According to the team, Chikamoto's registration was canceled as a special case on the 10th because a number suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus was detected as a result of the inspection.
Chikamoto, who joined the team in 1st place in the draft in 2019, has been a regular player since his first year as a player with good speed and good hitting. He had good results, such as marking a 30-game hitting streak that equaled the team record.
In addition, in Hanshin, infections such as Yusuke Oyama, the main player, have been confirmed, and a total of nine players have been confirmed to be infected this month.