[6/18/2017] Eigoro Mogi hurts right elbow

Eigoro Mogi did not play in today’s Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium because of pain in his right elbow. He hurt the elbow when he fouled off a pitch during his second at bat in yesterday’s game against the Tigers. He remained in the game but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

Mogi was sent back to Sendai today. The Rakuten Eagles are not planning to take him off the active roster since they have the next four days off.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2017

[UPDATE 6/21 @ 1:00am]

Mogi was taken off the active roster on June 19.

[UPDATE 6/22 @ 6:33pm]

The Eagles announced on June 21 that Mogi was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right olecranon after visiting a hospital in Sendai. Masataka Nashida is hoping he will be able to return in about two weeks.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2017, Sponichi 6/22/2017

[UPDATE 7/4 @ 11:50pm]

Nashida is still not sure when Mogi will be ready to return to the active roster. He is not happy about the rule that will keep him out for ten games after the break if he has to skip the All-Star series.

Source: Sponichi 7/4/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:40am]

The media learned on July 25 that Mogi might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on July 30. He is expected to play in at least two rehab games at Ni-gun beforehand. If he does make it back to the active roster on July 30, it will most likely be as a designated hitter, since his throwing is still only at about fifty percent (he is playing catch at ten to twenty meters).

Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2017, Sponichi 7/26/2017Sports Hochi 7/26/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:35pm]

Mogi played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on July 26. He started at designated hitter against Yomiuri and batted third. He went 0-for-3: G3, G3, BB, G3.

Source: Sponichi 7/27/2017

[UPDATE 7/30 @ 6:58pm]

Mogi returned to the active roster today. He made the starting line-up at designated hitter and batted lead-off against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome. He went 1-for-3 with two walks.

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