Rick van den Hurk participated in Ichi-gun practices at YafuOku Dome today. He threw forty-six pitches in the bullpen. He is currently scheduled to return to the active roster in time for a start on September 18 against Orix at YafuOku Dome.
[UPDATE 9/16 @ 3:42pm]
Daily Sports is reporting that van den Hurk is scheduled to pitch in tomorrow’s game (September 17) against Orix. Tsuyoshi Wada has already been announced as the starter.
Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2016