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