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PL News and Notes: Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) taken off active roster

by on May.04, 2011 @ 3:16 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi's 7 RBIs from yesterday's game (grand slam and 3-run homer) tied a career high that was first set on 6/25/2006 against the Kansas City Royals when he was member of the Chicago White Sox.  And for that game, he also hit a grand slam and 3-run home run.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito threw about 50 pitches in the bullpen today (while checking on his form, control, and balance).  His next start will be on the 8th vs Softbank.

Orix Buffaloes

Hiroshi Kisanuki was taken off the active roster today in order to give him a chance to recollect -- he is the only opening day pitcher that still doesn't have a winAkinobu Okada told reporters that Kisanuki will probably get one more start with the Ichi-gun roster before the start of the Inter-league season.  That could place his next Ichi-gun start on either the 14th or 15th (both vs Nippon Ham).