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Yomiuri Giants: June 22, 2010

by on Jun.22, 2010 @ 2:29 pm, under NPB

6/23/2010 1:00am JST

...Marc Kroon was taken out in the 9th inning on Tuesday night after he tweaked his left hamstring.  The team will wait to see how he's feeling tomorrow before deciding whether they need to take him off the active roster.

Michihiro Ogasawara was also taken out of the game on Tuesday night -- he complained of tightness in his back and was removed on defense in the 4th inning.

...Tomoya Ichikawa pulled his back during pre-game BP and could not take part in a Sirius game on Tuesday.

6/22/2010 2:29pm JST

...Tetsuya Utsumi will likely start Thursday's game against the Yakult Swallows.  Utsumi will be pitching on 5 days of rest.

...Tetsuya Matsumoto could be returning to the active roster as early as the 29th.  Matsumoto had the day off yesterday, but worked on running the bases (between first and third) on Sunday.  Ni-gun manager Kaoru Okazaki told reporters that Matsumoto could play in a few Ni-gun games beginning on either the 26th, or at the latest, the 29th.

Said head coach Haruki Ihara, "He'll play 2-3 games at Ni-gun and then we'll see how he's feeling.  There is a chance [he could make it back this month]."