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CL News and Notes: Tetsuya Matsumoto (YOM) down with a cold

by on Mar.07, 2011 @ 11:32 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

About 300 people participated in a Dragon's pep rally that was held at the Chunichi Palace today.

Yomiuri Giants

Dicky Gonzalez will be starting tomorrow's exhibition game against the Softbank Hawks.  Pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters today that he was hopeful that Gonzalez would be able to bounce back after a forgettable 2010.


Seth Greisinger threw 28 pitches in the bullpen today (squatting catcher; including off-speed pitches).  He is scheduled to pitch on the 9th (exhibition game vs Softbank).


Tetsuya Matsumoto did not take part in practice at Yahoo Dome today due to a fever.  Depending on how Matsumoto is feeling tomorrow, the Giants may call up Yoshitomo Tani.

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows worked out at Nagoya Stadium today in preparation for their exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons tomorrow.   Tony Barnette is scheduled to start the game; Masato Nakazawa will be making an appearance in relief.  Ryuji Miyade, Yuichi Matsumoto, and Genki Nitta also joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice today.