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Around the NPB Horn: Darvish plays some catch

by on Sep.26, 2009 @ 7:14 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Ryo Asai will likely be taken off the active rosters later today after suffering an injury to his right leg while running the bases in the 9th.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...For the first time in 5 days, Yu Darvish threw the ball around during a practice session on Friday.  But the distance thrown wasn't any more than 20 meters and most were lightly thrown.

Seibu Lions

...Kazuyuki Hoashi has made 16 career starts against the Eagles and is 9-0.

...Since Takeya Nakamura's return, the Lions are 10-4.  Nakamura has also hit 7 home runs in those 14 games.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...The Bay Stars will finish in last place for the 6th time in 10 years.

...The Bay Stars have expressed that they would like to find and appoint a new manager to the team by the middle of October.