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Takeya Nakamura continues to make progress

by on Aug.10, 2010 @ 3:15 pm, under NPB

Takeya Nakamura will apparently play in his first rehab game against Ni-gun Shonan on the 17th.

Nakamura's rehab from right elbow surgery in June has been going well.  He recently started taking BP on the 4th and, despite telling reporters that he still felt pain in his elbow, looked upbeat about his progress.

Nakamura will likely ease his way back into playing as a DH.  He's still struggling with his throwing exercises, but if his bat is healthy enough, the Lions could add him to the active roster as a full-time DH.