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CL News and Notes: Craig Brazell (HAN) feeling discomfort in left hamstring

by on Jul.06, 2011 @ 3:00 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Doala failed to turn a back-flip during after the 7th inning of tonight's game against the Hanshin Tigers.

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers' offense has been shut down over 24 straight innings at Nagoya Dome.

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Craig Brazell was removed before the bottom of the 7th of last night's game after he started feeling discomfort in his left hamstring after running out a grounder in the top of the 7th.  The team was concerned about a potential injury and played it safe by taking him out of the game -- he had knee problems in 2008 and 2009, and has also injured his left hamstring in the past; he also hurt both knees back when he played football in high school.  It also didn't help that they were playing on artificial turf.

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Tomoaki Kanemoto played in his 2,379 game last night, putting him in an 11th place tie with Tsutomu Ito on the All-time list.

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Injury updates: Yasutomo Kubo is expected to pitch 3 innings in a rehab outing during a Ni-gun game against Softbank on 7/8. ... Kenji Jojima spent about 4 hours working out at Naruohama yesterday.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants are 0-6-1 when playing in secondary stadiums: 0-3-0 in Shizuoka; 0-1-0 in Maebashi; 0-1-1 in Koriyama; and 0-1-0 in Shizuoka.

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Josh Fields worked out at Giants Stadium today -- he played some catch, took some fielding practice in the infield, and swung the bat 44 times during BP and hit 7 over the fence.

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars have lost 5 in a row in Okinawa.