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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: November 28, 2010

by on Nov.28, 2010 @ 4:11 pm, under NPB

Tatsunori Hara told reporters on Saturday that the line-up for the 2011 season will be made completely from scratch.

While the lead-off spot, the 3 and 4 holes, and to some degree, the 5 hole, were more or less anchored by one player (Hayato Sakamoto, Michihiro Ogasawara, Alex Ramirez, and Shinnosuke Abe respectively), the Giants had a hard time filling their other slots.

2nd hole: 9 different players
6th hole: 10 different players
7th hole: 11 different players
8th hole: 15 different players

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Hayato Sakamoto was in attendance at the Red Bull BC One Tokyo 2010 Battle on Saturday.  Sports Hochi uses that as a nice segue into how Sakamoto probably has his eyes on making the 2013 WBC roster (both are world tournaments).

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The media learned that 25-year-old Ryuichi Kajimae will be marrying a 30-year-old woman named either named Emi or Megumi Sugihara (杉原恵美).