Posted on August 27, 2007
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The relief pitcher from Japan came with a dream to play in the American major leagues and pitch to the best hitters in the world.
One pitch in a spring training game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays put the realization of that dream on hold.
"I was trying to throw a hard fastball, then I felt my shoulder popping out," Shinji Mori, 32, from Yamaguchi, Japan, said through his translator and trainer, Yoshikatsu Ushijima.