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Yomiuri Giants: April 29, 2010

by on Apr.29, 2010 @ 11:13 am, under NPB

6:00pm JST

...Tetsuya Matsumoto did some light running outdoors for the first time since his injury.  He also took about 50 pitches during soft toss BP.  Matsumoto told reporters he's taking his rehab one day at a time and will make adjustments to the training menu based on how he's feeling each day.

...Yoshinobu Takahashi was held out of the starting line-up on Thursday due to acute gastroenteritis.  He received treatment at a hospital on Wednesday night and is spending the day at the team hotel.

...Kiyoshi Toyoda is currently making adjustments to his pitching mechanics at Ni-gun.

11:13am JST

...Yoshiyuki Kamei hurt his left elbow while sliding into home plate in the 5th inning.  He wasn't taken out of the game immediately (he played until his at bat came around in the 7th), but was taken to the hospital as soon as he was removed from the game.  It seems there's a chance Kamei could be taken off the active roster.  Ni-gun players Kenji Yano and Takahito Kudo are traveling to Nagoya today in case they're needed.

...Dicky Gonzalez told reporters that the quality of his pitches hasn't decreased since last season, but rather that the hitters have made the necessary adjustments against him.

...Tetsuya Utsumi did various exercises (like running and play catch) at Giants Stadium in Kawasaki on Wednesday.  Utsumi told reporters he felt good and even threw the ball with a little authority during his game of catch.  He is set to toss a bullpen today.