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Around the NPB Horn: Various News and Notes from 9/9/2009

by on Sep.09, 2009 @ 8:55 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...Hiroyuki Kobayashi was taken off the active roster on Wednesday after he was diagnosed with the influenza A virus.

Saburo, who also wasn't feeling well yesterday, was re-tested today and his tests came back negative.

Hanshin Tigers

...As reported earlier, Colonel Sanders was put on display outside of Koshien on Wednesday.

He's back!

He's back!

Orix Buffaloes

...Katsuhiro Nakamura was recently asked about Daijiro Oishi situation and he replied, "There's nothing I can really say.  There are still games left on the schedule.  I don't have the authority to say anything more.  Regardless, I haven't received any instructions or orders from the owner.  Whether he continues or whatever, I'm sure we'll take the proper steps in getting there.  This is really a discussion for a future date."

Seibu Lions

...Takeya Nakamura started in a Ni-gun rehab game on Wednesday; he was the starting DH and batted fourth.  Nakamura went 0-for-2: foul out to first and a strike out.

Softbank Hawks

...Ryuma Kidokoro was taken off the active roster due to the flu on Wednesday. No word as to whether or not it is of the type A strain or not.


...Eri Yoshida was at yesterday's Hanshin Tigers - Chunichi Dragons game at Koshien Stadium.  It was her first time watching a pro game at Koshien.  She left after 5 innings.