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PL News and Notes: June 13, 2011

by on Jun.14, 2011 @ 12:23 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Tsuyoshi Wada, Tadashi Settsu, D.J. Houlton, and Hiroki Yamada worked out at Yahoo Dome today.  Wada will likely start Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons (at Nagoya Dome).

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The Hawks drew 36,735 fans to their game yesterday and set a new high for attendance (since they start announcing totals in 2005).

Seibu Lions

Takayuki Kishi will likely start tomorrow's game against the Yakult Swallows (at Jingu).

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito worked out (running, trunk exercises) at Kamagaya today.  Saito threw 84 pitches during a rehab Ni-gun start against Lotte yesterday and told reporters today that he didn't feel any unusual tightness in his body.

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Yoshio Itoi and Kazuya Murata dropped by Misumai Elementary School today and spent some time with 236 kids.

Orix Buffaloes

Hayato Terahara will probably start tomorrow's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.