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Chunichi Dragons: July 8, 2010

by on Jul.08, 2010 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB

...Seems Masahiro Araki went to the hospital after cutting his practice short yesterday.  According to someone connected to the team, Araki started feeling some pain in his right shoulder(s) back in June.

...Hirokazu Ibata is apparently hoping to return to the active roster on the 9th.  Ibata told reporters that he was physically feeling fine and that his practice sessions were going well.  While Ibata may feel that he's ready, it'll ultimately be up to the coaches and Hiromitsu Ochiai to give the final OK sign.

According to Chunichi Shimbun, it seems Ibata will play in a few Ni-gun games beginning on the 9th and make his way to Ichi-gun some time next week.