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Rakuten Eagles: March 17, 2010

by on Mar.17, 2010 @ 4:28 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 9:11pm JST

...It appears as though the Eagles might go with Kazuo Fukumori as their closer, at least to start the regular season.  Juan Morillo was originally brought in as a candidate to close, but his inconsistency seems to have the Eagles worried.

=== 4:28pm JST

...Takeshi Yamasaki hit 2 home runs and collected 5 RBIs over 5 exhibition games.

...Ryo Hijirisawa ended exhibition play 10-for-22Marty Brown told reporters there's a good chance he could be batting lead-off on opening day.

...Wataru Karashima appeared in 4 of the teams 9 exhibition games and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings of work.

...Marty Brown on Katsuya Nomura becoming an honorary manager:

It will be great to have a chance to work with him while on the same team.  I wanted to meet him during Spring camp, but he never came so I figured he was just writing another book.