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Yomiuri Giants: May 12, 2010

by on May.12, 2010 @ 1:16 pm, under NPB

7:19pm JST

...Yoshiyuki Kamei likely won't play in his first Ni-gun game until the 18th.  Ni-gun manager Kaoru Okazaki told reporters he felt Kamei was only at about 80% and needed more time.

1:16pm JST

...It will be Ramirez Day at Tokyo Dome today.

...Tetsuya Matsumoto and Yoshiyuki Kamei may not see any playing time at Ni-gun at least until the 15th.  The Giants don't want to take any chances with the two and want them to be 100% before allowing them to get back into game conditions.

...While Alex Ramirez may seem to be the reasonable choice to be the Giants' DH during Inter-league play, Tatsunori Hara wouldn't commit to it, saying that he needed to consider things like team balance and player conditions.  Other than Ramirez, Shinnosuke Abe could also be a prime candidate to be DH a few games.

If Ramirez is the DH, that would give players like Yoshinobu Takahashi, Yoshitomo Tani, and Kenji Yano a chance to play the field.

...The Giants have posted pre-order ticket information for games that will be played at Ishikawa Prefectural Baseball Stadium (8/31) and Toyama Municipal Baseball Stadium (9/1) later this year.