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NPB: Matsunaka with a bruised left wrist; Tanaka to make his start tomorrow

by on Apr.21, 2009 @ 11:45 am, under NPB

CHIBA LOTTE MARINES

...Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who has been nursing an injury to his right ankle, was back in the batting cages on Tuesday. He's still listed day-to-day.

CHUNICHI DRAGONS

...Hitoki Iwase set a new club record for appearances (587) when he entered the game in the 9th against the Tigers on the 21st.

RAKUTEN EAGLES

...Masahiro Tanaka was set to make the start in the rained out Eagles / Lotte game. He will now be starting tomorrow's game.

SOFTBANK HAWKS

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka was hit by a pitch and taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a bruise on his left wrist. He will be listed as day-to-day.

YOKOHAMA BAY STARS

...Shuichi Murata was penciled into the starting line-up (third base batting clean-up) for Tuesday's game. But due to bad weather, the game was called. When Murata first suffered his hamstring injury, he was expected to return to the team some time in May.