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Orix Buffaloes: April 23, 2010

by on Apr.23, 2010 @ 4:53 pm, under NPB

4/24/2010 1:49am JST

...Doctors didn't find any structural damage in Alex Cabrera's flank (via MRI) but did say that it could take anywhere from five days to a week before the pain he's feeling subsidesAkinobu Okada told reporters that he may take Cabrera off the active roster on Saturday.

4/23/2010 7:28pm JST

...Alex Cabrera complained of pain in his left flank and headed to Kobe to get it checked out.  Cabrera apparently tweaked his left flank during his last at bat on Thursday.

Cabrera was listed as being available on the bench during Friday's game and was not in the starting line-up.

4:53pm JST

...Alex Cabrera told reporters on Thursday that even though he may have earned his international FA rights, he would like to end his career in Japan.  Cabrera is in the final year of a two year deal with the Buffaloes.

...The Buffaloes decided to demote both Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara and Takeshi Hidaka on Friday.

...The Buffaloes will be offering ticket discounts to fans based on where they live, work, or go to school for 8 games in June.