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Yomiuri Giants: Upcoming Starters and Shun Tono

by on Sep.25, 2010 @ 1:39 pm, under NPB

The Giants will likely start Shugo Fujii and Seth Greisinger against the Yokohoma Bay Stars today and tomorrow.

Shun Tono was taken off the active roster on the 12th with some back pains and has been rehabbing it at Ni-gun.  And it seems his back is feeling a lot better now: yesterday, he tossed 30 pitches during BP and 29 pitches during a simulated game and gave up just 2 could-be hits between the two; he also tossed 37 pitches in the bullpen.

Since the Giants already have five starters picked out to pitch the next final 5 games (and perhaps beyond), the club will likely stick Tono in the bullpen and use him in relief to see where he is -- if he does well in relief, they can always make room for him in the rotation.