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Hanshin Tigers backup catcher Fumihito Haraguchi resumed training at the club’s minor league facility in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture on Thursday, after undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.

The 27-year-old, who had been diagnosed with cancer in an yearend health check last year, said Jan. 31 on social media that his surgery was successful and posted another tweet six days later saying he had left the hospital.

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