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Yakult Swallows: June 4, 2010

by on Jun.04, 2010 @ 1:05 pm, under NPB

...Junji Ogawa is considering a move to put Norichika Aoki in the two hole.  Said Ogawa, "The number 2 hitter needs to be able to a lot of things, and for me, when I work out the line-up, I start with the number 2 hitter.  And that's why I think Aoki could be a good  number 2 hitter."

...Tony Barnette worked out with the starting pitchers on Thursday.  Seems the Swallows might be thinking about inserting him back into the rotation.

...Chang-Yong Lim could rejoin the Ichi-gun roster as early as the 6th (vs Chiba Lotte Marines), dependent on how he feels today.  Said Lim, "My knee is fine.  I'm ready to go."

Lim tossed a shutout inning in relief during a Ni-gun game against Rakuten yesterday.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 2 SO, 0 R, 0 ER.

...Yoshinori Sato is apparently thinking about using the Date Masamune silhouette on his glove webbing for merchandising opportunities, like on t-shirts and various other baseball equipment.