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Mike Schultz tosses first BP since surgery

by on Sep.29, 2010 @ 6:40 pm, under NPB

Mike Schultz (lumbar disc surgery) tossed BP at Mazda Stadium yesterday and gave up three could-be hits to Tetsuya Kokubo and Takahiro Iwamoto on 30 pitches (16 strikes, 14 balls) while topping out around the 140km/h range.

Schultz told reporters that he got a good feel for the ball on the mound and that it was up to his agent and the Hiroshima Carp to work out a deal.  He also added that he enjoyed playing in Japan and ultimately hoped he'd be able to continue playing for the Carp next season.

Kenjiro Nomura also had a chance to see Schultz pitch and said that while Schultz's velocity was still lacking, he was more interested in seeing whether or not Schultz was still capable of pitching.