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Rakuten Eagles: May 20, 2010

by on May.20, 2010 @ 3:46 pm, under NPB

8:47pm JST

...Kazuo Fukumori was discharged from the hospital today (he had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow on the 13th).  Fukumori will not be allowed to do any throwing over the next two weeks and he'll like need about 3 months of rehab in all.  That could put his possible return some time in early August.

3:46pm JST

...Takeshi Yamasaki became the fourth player in NPB history to hit home runs off 200 different pitchers in his career when he hit one off Tomokazu Oka last night.

The other three players: Tuffy Rhodes, Kazuhiro Kiyohara, and Tomoaki Kanemoto.

Yamasaki also played defense at Kleenex Stadium for the first time since 8/14/2008 (vs. Seibu).