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Orix Buffaloes: June 9, 2010

by on Jun.09, 2010 @ 4:56 pm, under NPB

10:57pm JST

...Prior to the game, Alex Cabrera told reporters that while he didn't have much trouble swinging the bat, he was still at only about 50% in terms of running.

4:56pm JST

...Alex Cabrera is expected to return to the starting line-up tonight against the Yomiuri Giants (DH batting fourth).  Cabrera was taken off the active roster last month with a hamstring tear.  During BP yesterday, Cabrera took 78 swing during BP and hit 24 over the fence.

...Pitching coach Nobuyuki Hoshino apparently asked the team for time off after the Buffaloes' game on the 7th.  Seems he has an autonomic nerve disease (自律神経疾患).

Akinobu Okada will also apparently help out with the pitching coach duties.

...The Buffaloes will be selling limited edition player uniform tote bags between 6/15 and 6/30 (limited to a quantity of 100).