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Yomiuri Giants: June 15, 2010

by on Jun.15, 2010 @ 4:39 pm, under NPB

8:26pm JST

...Kentaro Nishimura took part in full squad workouts at Tokyo Dome today (as scheduled).  He appeared to be ok and likely won't miss his next start.  Dicky Gonzalez also joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice today.

...Koichi Misawa will be joining the Giants staff as a scorer / advance scout beginning in July.

4:39pm JST

...Kentaro Nishimura is / was scheduled to participate in full squad workouts today.  Nishimura dropped by Giants Stadium yesterday for treatment for his chest contusion.  The Giants are hopeful that he won't miss his next start.

...Tatsunori Hara might be planning on a number of "surprise moves" in order to keep the teams atop the CL -- like putting Yoshinobu Takahashi in the two hole or putting Taishi Ota in the starting line-up immediately after calling him up.

...It seems there are rumors that the Giants might try Tetsuya Yamaguchi as a starter again.

...Another Ikusei player will be joining the regular roster: Levi Romero.  The club will likely make an announcement some time this week.

...The Giants announced that between 8/24 and 8/26, a three game series vs Chunichi, they will be hosting One Piece Nights as part of their Giants Catch the Dream 2010 (ジャイアンツ キャッチ・ザ・ドリーム2010) program.

...The Giants announced yesterday that they are holding an online charity auction to raise money for foot-and-mouth disease relief efforts in Miyazaki.  As of this posting, a Hayato Sakamoto autographed baseball is going for 99,000 yen.