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Nippon Ham Fighters: May 12, 2010

by on May.12, 2010 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB

...The Fighter could likely rely on Tomohiro Nioka to fill three roles during Inter-league play: DH in games when the DH rule in effect, or in games where there is no DH, a bat off the bench or a glove that can play a number of infield positions, including short and first.

...Yoshio Itoi will likely be back in the starting line-up after being held out of for two straight games with pain in his left hip.  Itoi told reporters that while his hip still wasn't quite 100%, he should ok to play.