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Hanshin Tigers to play intra-squad game on the 14th

by on Oct.12, 2010 @ 5:29 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers will be playing an intra-squad game on the 14th.  The Tigers were originally going to have bullpen pitchers toss a simulated game on the 14th, but decided it might be better for everyone if they actually played out a game.  Wei-Chu Lin, Ryo Asai, and Kodai Sakurai are expected to rejoin the team at Koshien Stadium for the game (the three are currently in Miyazaki).

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It seems the Tigers will stick to batting Takashi Toritani in the lead-off spot and Matt Murton third.  But nothing is apparently set in stone during a short series and there's a chance the two could swap positions.  It all depends on how the offense does in game 1.

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Keisuke Kano was taken off the active roster on Monday with back painsHiroki Uemoto is scheduled to rejoin the Ichi-gun roster on the 14th to take Kano's place.