Atsushi Mochizuki had surgery on his back in December last year. He pitching in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama on March 15. He faced five hitters, threw sixteen pitches, allowed two hits, and topped out at 152km/m.
Source: Sanpso 3/16/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced on December 19 that twenty-year-old Atsushi Mochizuki was discharged from a hospital in Wakayama after he had surgery to treat a hernia in the lumbar region. Mochizuki struggled with lower back pain during fall camp in November and decided to have the surgery because he did not want to worry about it next year.
[UPDATE 12/21 @ 3:52pm]
Mochizuki played some light and easy catch at Naruohama on December 20. He played catch at a distance of about thirty meters.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/21/20170 Comments