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07/15/2013 04:56 pm ET

Bobby Keppel Makes Behind-The-Back Catch (VIDEO)

Right-hander Bobby Keppel started his first game of the season for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan on Sunday and quickly stole the show with an incredible behind-the-back catch.

During the third inning, Keppel snatched a comebacker while throwing his arm behind him as he tried to get out of the way of a line drive. A former New York Mets draft pick who spent three seasons in the majors, Keppel was returning to the mound for the first time since 2012 after undergoing a shoulder surgery, according to JapanBall.com.

Clearly his reflexes didn't seem too rusty.

Keppel allowed two runs in five innings as the Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-2.

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