[7/15/2016] Yusei Kikuchi could return to the active roster before the end of the month

Yusei Kikuchi (right side) is slated to pitch an inning during a Ni-gun three-game series against Lotte that begins on July 18. He will most likely pitch in one more rehab game at Ni-gun before a possible return to the active roster this month. He threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on July 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2016, Daily Sports 7/15/2016

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