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Yakult: Atsushi Fujimoto to undergo back surgery

by on Oct.04, 2010 @ 11:00 pm, under NPB

The Yakult Swallows announced earlier today that Atsushi Fujimoto will be undergoing back surgery at a hospital in Tokyo on the 9th.  Fujimoto felt some pain during a game he played in on the very first day he returned to the active roster on the 8/27 and was promptly removed from the active roster the following day.

Fujimoto signed a 2-year deal with the Swallows prior to the season with the hopes that he could be become the team's starting shortstop.  Instead, he played in only 65 games and went 43-for-187 (.230) at the plate.