WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Japanese star Hiro Nakajima was added to the Sacramento River Cats roster by the Oakland Athletics on Friday, beginning an injury rehabilitation assignment.
It is expected that Nakajima will return to Oakland on Sunday, following a three-game set in Sacramento against the Las Vegas 51's.
"I'm feeling comfortable," Nakajima said through a translator. "In terms of the hamstring, where I felt the pain, I don't feel any discomfort right now."
In his first game with the River Cats, Nakajima 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as Sacramento shutout Las Vegas 3-0 at Raley Field.
"Just going to go with the flow, but at the same time, leave results and contribute to the team as much as possible," Nakajima said about his goal while in Sacramento.
In a rehabilitation assignment, Nakajima is eligible to remain with Sacramento for up to 20 days. Any more than that, he will have to be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.