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CL News and Notes: Hirokazu Sawamura to start tomorrow’s intra-squad game

by on Mar.14, 2011 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Kenji Jojima wore full catcher's gear during fielding practice today at Koshien Stadium.

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The Amagasaki shopping district announced today that they will not be putting up their usual Magic Number display for the Hanshin Tigers this year, out of respect for those that lost their lives in the eastern Japan earthquakes.  This would have been their 10th year of displaying the Tigers' magic number.

Yomiuri Giants

Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) was supposed to start a Kyoiku League game against Lotte tomorrow, but since the game was canceled, he will now be one of the starters for tomorrow's Ni-gun intra-squad game.

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Hayato Sakamoto did not play in Sunday's practice game against the Hanshin Tigers because he wasn't feeling well.

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Yuki Koyama (4th round) threw 70 pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium yesterday.

Hiroshima Carp

The team will be giving Takayuki Oshima a few chances to start games at Ni-gun this year because they already have enough left-handed options out of the bullpen.