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NPB: Utsumi (YOM), Ishii (YOK), and Loe (SOF) demoted

by on May.05, 2009 @ 11:33 am, under NPB

CHIBA LOTTE MARINES

...Tasuku Hashimoto was taken off the active roster after he was diagnosed with an injury to his biceps femoris (右大腿二頭筋損傷). It could take up to three weeks for a full recovery.

HANSHIN TIGERS

...Minoru Iwata tossed two innings (22 pitches) and gave up a hit in a start at Ni-gun against Hiroshima. His next start is scheduled for the 12th and will increase his pitch limit to 80.

RAKUTEN EAGLES

...Masahiro Tanaka played some catch for the first time since being removed from the active roster on the 30th. He's eligible to return to the parent club on the 10th.

SOFTBANK HAWKS

...Kameron Loe was taken off the active roster for his poor start to the season this year -- 26 runs (19 earned) over 27 innings of work.

YOKOHAMA BAY STARS

...Yuya Ishii was taken off the active roster after taking 2 straight losses and giving up 6 runs (3 earned) over 1.1 innings of work.

YOMIURI GIANTS

...Seung-Yeop Lee took a pitch off his right hand in the third and was replaced by a pinch-hitter as a precaution. He was checked out at a hospital and was diagnosed with a bruise on the outer portion of his right hand. Lee is listed as day-to-day.

...Tetsuya Utsumi was taken off the active roster for his bad start -- 21 runs (18 earned) over 32 innings of work.