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Bay Stars to call up Matsuyama and Kurobane?

by on Aug.10, 2010 @ 12:46 pm, under NPB

It seems the Yokohama Bay Stars will try to catch some lightning in a bottle by turning to some of their younger players.  According to a number of reports, Yokohama will be promoting 20-year-old pitcher Suguru Matsuyama and 23-year-old catcher Toshiki Kurobane.  The two already joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice yesterday and will likely be added to the active roster later today (they will essentially replace Yuji Hata and Tasuku Hashimoto on the roster).

While Kurobane has already played in 18 Ichi-gun games over the last few years (including 7 games this year), this will be Matsuyama's first stint at Ichi-gun (he was originally drafted by the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2007 and joined the Bay Stars in 2009 via trade).