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PL News and Notes: Brian Falkenborg taken off active roster with stiffness in right elbow

by on May.13, 2011 @ 4:16 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Brian Falkenborg was taken off the active roster today with stiffness in his right elbow.  Falkenborg complained of discomfort in his elbow during a bullpen session on Thursday.  Koji Akiyama told reporters that he'll be shutdown for about 3 days and that they were hopeful he'd be able to return to the active roster within 10 days.  Falkenborg will not be sent down to the Ni-gun facilities and will instead stay with the team.

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The Hawks held a press conference at Yahoo Dome to announce that they added 25-year-old Ikusei pitcher Yohei Yanagawa to the 70-man roster.  Ni-gun stats through to 5/12: 21 G, 5 Sv, 19.1 IP, 10 H, 6 BB, 15 SO, 4 R, 4 ER, 1.86 ERA, 0.83 WHIP.  Yanagawa was also added to the active roster.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yesterday's rain out will likely be rescheduled to one of three days: 8/22, 9/22, or 9/26.  Any one of those days will mean the Marines will either need to play 10 straight (9/23 - 10/2) or 13 straight (8/16 - 8/28; 9/13 - 9/25) later this year.