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Chiba Lotte Marines: Takahiro Fujioka to miss some time with left shoulder discomfort

by on Jul.23, 2012 @ 3:03 pm, under NPB

Takahiro Fujioka will miss some time due to left shoulder discomfort

Fujioka was taken off the active roster on July 2 to get some work in at Ni-gun.  He started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on July 10, got lit up (2 IP, 18 BF, 71 NP, 9 H, 1 HR, 2 SO, 2 BB, 10 R, 9 ER), and tweaked his left shoulder.

Said Norifumi Nishimura, "[Fujioka] has some discomfort so it will take a little more time.  As long as he can return in September when the games become more important..."

Fujioka did begin playing catch a few days ago and will need to make at least one Ni-gun rehab start before he makes it back to the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2012