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[7/19/2013] Injury Updates: Fukudome (Hanshin), Pena (Softbank), Mori (Rakuten)

by on Jul.19, 2013 @ 11:11 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome is scheduled to play his first rehab game at Ni-gun on the August 6 against Softbank.  Assuming no setbacks, that could put him in line to return to the active roster in time for the Hiroshima series that begins on August 13 at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Sanspo 7/19/2013, Sponichi 7/19/2013

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena returned to the US on Thursday for his right knee surgery (meniscus).  Pena was originally planning to go under the knife on the 30th, but pushed the date up to the 22nd.  He is hoping to return to playing some time in August.

Source: Sponichi 7/19/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Yudai Mori felt some pain in his lower back during practices before Thursday's Fresh All-Star game and was scratched from his start at the last minute as a precaution.

Source: Jiji Press 7/18/2013