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NPB: Cabrera and Komatsu’s return to Buffaloes delayed; Swallows submit to Guinness

by on Jun.30, 2009 @ 2:26 pm, under NPB


...Masahiko Morino fulfilled his international FA requirements on Tuesday. Morino most likely won't have a chance to excercise it since he signed a 5-year deal with the Dragons prior to the start of the season.

...Fan attendance through 34 games: 1,027,457 fans. The Dragons hit 1 million 4 games earlier last season.


...Things aren't looking good for Alex Cabrera and Satoshi Komatsu.

The team was hoping to see Cabrera back in the line-up within the first-half of July, but it now appears as though he won't be ready until late-July (Cabrera is apparently saying he'll be ready in mid-July). Cabrera started taking batting practice on Monday, but it'll probably take some time before he's actually game-ready.

As for Komatsu, the team was hoping to call him back up at some point in the very near future, but decided to let him work things out a bit more at Ni-gun.


...Fan attendance through 34 games: 1,002,507. The Hawks reached 1 million after the same number of games last season.


...The Swallows announced on Monday that they decided to submit the necessary paperwork to register the 11 consecutive hits the team collected against the Orix Buffaloes on June 14th, with the Guinness Book of World Records. Confirmation on the record could be made within the next couple of weeks.


...Hayato Terahara could be back with the parent club as early as July 3rd. He was originally taken off the active roster on May 3rd due to right knee pain. Terahara last start on the 26th was about as good as they come: 9 IP, 33 BF, 7 H, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 9 SO, 1 ER.


...The Ishikawa Million Stars (Baseball Challenge League) clinched the best first half record for the Hokuriku region when they beat the Shinano Grandserows during the final game of the first half.

The Ishikawa Million Stars actually finished the first half with the same record as the Toyama Thunderbirds, but won the region based on their records between each other.

...The Kansai Independent League announced on Tuesday that they were putting together a "project team" to work on figuring out ways in which they can rejuvenate the league.