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CL News and Notes: Hitoki Iwase appears in his 700th career game

by on May.18, 2011 @ 12:49 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hitoki Iwase became the 14th pitcher in NPB history to log 700 games tonight.

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers announced today that Yamato had his left shoulder examined yesterday and was diagnosed with a subluxation (partial dislocation).  Regarding treatment, it appears he'll need to keep his shoulder immobilized for about 4 weeks, after which the team will see how he's doing before deciding on what to do next.

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Koji Yoshioka started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri today and tossed 5 shutout innings while giving up 5 hits.

Yomiuri Giants

Michihiro Ogasawara received treatment on his left calf at Giants Stadium today.  Ogasawara was able to get around without the use of crutches.

Yokohama Bay Stars

Naoto Watanabe was diagnosed with a minor ligament injury to his left knee (左膝内側靭帯損傷) yesterday.  As such, he was held out of the starting line-up today.  Regarding his status moving forward, the team doesn't plan on taking Watanabe off the active roster yet and will instead take a wait-and-see approach.