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PL News and Notes: Yuki Saito (HAM) could get first rehab start on Saturday (5/28)

by on May.25, 2011 @ 2:44 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

Bob Murphy is scheduled to get his right hamstring checked out at a hospital today.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata could end up batting clean-up tonight for the first time in his pro career, dependent on Eiichi Koyano.  And Koyano is scheduled to get his left hamstring checked out today.


Yuki Saito's next bullpen session on the 26th will likely determine when  he'll be able to make his first rehab start, which could be as early as Saturday (vs Yomiuri at Giants Stadium).

Rakuten Eagles

Satoshi Nagai will probably get tonight's start against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  It'll be his first start since his wife gave birth to their first child on 5/20.


Masahiro Tanaka could get tomorrow's start against the Yokohama Bay Stars (on 5 days of rest) due to injuries to Hisashi Iwakuma and Darrell Rasner.