Nomo seeking comeback next season

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NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (16:38) Kyodo

Japanese right-hander Hideo Nomo has decided to continue
rehabilitation on his pitching elbow in the United States and aims to
return to the major leagues next season, his agent Dan Nomura said

The 37-year-old Nomo, who underwent elbow surgery on June 16
after being released by Triple-A Charlotte of the Chicago White Sox
organization earlier that month, is not thinking of returning to
Japanese baseball, Nomura said.

With his return to action beyond all hope, Nomo is keeping open
the option of joining the Caribbean winter league between November
and February in preparation for the 2007 season.

Nomo owns a 123-109 career record with a 4.21 ERA in the majors
from 1995 to 2005. He last pitched in a major league game on July 15,
2005, when he started for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays against the
Toronto Blue Jays and was charged with seven runs in only 2-2/3

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