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Yusei Kikuchi continues to make forward progress

by on Oct.16, 2010 @ 10:04 pm, under NPB

Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder pains) worked out at Seibu 2 Stadium on Friday -- he ran around shagging fly balls in the outfield.  Kikuchi also added shadow-pitching (with a towel) to his practice schedule and spent about 5 minutes checking on his delivery.  Kikuchi told reporters the he didn't feel any pain and that he wanted to find an arm slot that didn't lead to pain in his shoulder (seems he's been trying to throw out of the three-quarters angle more).

The Lions have high hopes for Kikuchi in 2011.