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CL News and Notes: Hichori Morimoto taken off active roster with tonsillitis

by on May.01, 2011 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Craig Brazell continues to struggle: he does not have a hit in his last 19 trips to the plate (5 straight games).

Yomiuri Giants

Alex Ramirez batted 4th for the 416th consecutive time today and is now in sole possession of first on the franchise list (2nd on the all-time list) for consecutive games batting 4th.  The NPB record of 880 games is currently held by Tomoaki Kanemoto.

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Michihiro Ogasawara went 1-for-4 today and is now just 2 hits away from 2,000.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Hichori Morimoto was taken off the active roster today because of tonsillitis (he was hospitalized last night with a fever).  According to Bay Stars, the condition isn't serious and Morimoto could be released from the hospital as early as on the 3rd, after which he'll work towards getting back to the active roster on the 11th (the first day he's eligible to return).