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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).


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.


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.