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Hanshin Tigers: July 23, 2010

by on Jul.23, 2010 @ 11:36 am, under NPB

...Tomoaki Kanemoto could find himself back in the clean-up spot after the All-Star break, perhaps beginning on the 27th (vs Yokohama at Koshien Stadium).  Kanemoto has been batting out of the 6-hole since returning to the starting line-up on the 16th (vs Yakult).  Incidentally, it seems the reason why he was batting in the 6-hole had everything to do with what the line-up would be like in the event that he needed to be replaced.

...Takahiro Arai would like to increase the number of homers he hits in the second half.

...Team owner Shinya Sakai will have a shot to meet with Akinobu Mayumi sometime during the All-Star break.

...Yuya Ando has apparently convinced the Japan Professional Baseball Player Association (JPBPA) to provide support for the growth of baseball in Sri Lanka.

...2010 Draft - The Tigers are heavily leaning towards making Tatsuya Oishi their first round pick.