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Around the NPB Horn: Giants upgrade Romero from Ikusei

by on Jul.27, 2009 @ 10:13 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...The Tigers will be holding an All-Star Game Uniform charity auction of their own. A total of 98 uniforms (home and away, all signed by their respective counterparts) will be on the block. All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Interested parties should check out their web site for more information.

Bids will be accepted between 4pm on July 27th and 4pm on August 13th.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Luis Jimenez was placed on waivers on Monday. Teams will now have a week to claim him. If he goes unclaimed, Jimenez will become a free agent, although he won't be allowed to negotiate a contract with any teams until after the season (Rule 120 of the NPB Rulebook).

Softbank Hawks

...Jose Ortiz is penciled in to return in conjunction with the start of the second half. However, after taking some light BP on Monday, he reported that he was still feeling some pain.

Yomiuri Giants

...Levi Romero's contract was upgraded from Ikusei status on Monday. Now on the regular roster, Romero was assigned the number 38 and given a new contract worth 4.4M yen.

...The Giants will be holding try-outs on September 13th for men between 18 and 22. For more information, check out their official web site.