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Hichori Morimoto back in the starting line-up tonight?

by on Jul.27, 2010 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB

Hichori Morimoto should be back in the starting line-up (in left and batting second) tonight against the Orix Buffaloes.  Morimoto convinced the coaches he was ready to play during practice on Sunday: he didn't appear to have any difficulties playing catch, taking fielding practice out in left, and hitting during BP.

In other team news:

Bobby Keppel will likely start tonight's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  Keppel apparently spent All-Star break relaxing with his family in Sapporo.  He told reporters that he felt refreshed, both mentally and physically.

And Sho Nakata will likely be used as DH for the time being.  Nakata told reporter that the only thing he's thinking about is doing whatever is necessary to stay on the active roster.