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[7/20/2013] Injury Updates: Yoshimi (Chunichi), Yoshinori (Yakult), Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Jul.20, 2013 @ 3:51 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi attended the players association meeting in Sapporo on Friday and told reporters that he was making good progress on his recovery from right elbow surgery (Tommy John and a cleaning) on June 4 and was still hoping to make it back to a point where he can play catch before the end of the year and perhaps return to the active roster some time during the first half of the 2014 season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2013

Yakult Swallows

Yoshinori Sato (cleaned out right shoulder in April) could begin playing some catch today.  It seems unlikely that he will be able to make a comeback this season.

Source: Sponichi 7/20/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura rejoined the Ichi-gun team for workouts today at Seibu Dome.  Nakamura is expected to begin playing in rehab games some time in August.

Source: Sponichi 7/20/2013