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Orix Buffaloes: Still no timetable on Tomotaka Sakaguchi

by on Jul.23, 2012 @ 11:16 pm, under NPB

Tomotaka Sakaguchi suffered a right acromioclavicular joint dislocation while making a diving catch in a game against the Yomiuri Giants on May 17.  The team was originally informed it would take about ten weeks for a full recovery.  But Sakaguchi only recently (July 11) added bats and baseballs to his workouts.  On Sunday, he threw lollipops during a game of catch at a distance of about twenty meters.  He also did not swing the bat at full speed during soft-toss batting practice.

"I should be getting at bats as a pinch-hitter in Ni-gun games right now.  But I only just started adding some baseball workouts to my routine. ... I need to bring everything back up before I can be of any help to the team," said Sakaguchi.

Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/23/2012