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CL News and Notes: Shingo Kawabata (YAK) leaves game with discomfort in right hamstring

by on May.22, 2011 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Takashi Toritani played in his 1,000th career game today.  He also extended his consecutive games streak to 921.

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Owner Shinya Sakai was in the stands for the last two games and had nothing to say to the media after last night's shutout loss.

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Tomoaki Kanemoto has been left out of the starting line-up in each of Yasutomo Kubo's starts.  While the Tigers have denied any connections, it hasn't kept fans from wondering if there's more to it than just a coincidence.

Yakult Swallows

Shingo Kawabata was removed from tonight's game on defense in the 1st inning due to discomfort in his right hamstring.  Kawabata complained of the discomfort after fielding a grounder (off Nobuhiro Matsuda's bat) with 2 out and a runner on second.  UPDATE 5/23 @ 12:52am - Kawabata fouled a ball off his right hamstring during a game on the 15th and sat out until the 20th.  He'll be taken off the active roster on Monday.