Carp's Stavinoha likely out for season with left-knee injury

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HIROSHIMA, June 25 (18:03) Kyodo

Hiroshima Carp outfielder Nick Stavinoha will likely miss the
rest of the season after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament and
meniscus in his left knee, the team said Monday.

Stavinoha had led the Carp with nine home runs and 24 RBIs
before hurting the knee against the Orix Buffaloes on June 11. He
will leave on Tuesday for the United States for a further examination
and surgery.

Hiroshima said there is no timetable on Stavinoha's return. The
Carp are fifth in the Central League, 9.5 games out of first.

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