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PL News and Notes: Alex Cabrera taken off active roster with hamstring injury

by on Jul.17, 2011 @ 3:10 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Alex Cabrera was taken off the active roster today because of the left hamstring injury he suffered on the 12th.

Cabrera arrived at QVC Marine earlier in the day to test his left leg while taking soft toss.  After seeing the session, the coaches felt there was a good chance Cabrera wouldn't be able to return before the break and decided it would be best to take him off the active roster.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae donated 770,000 yen to an organization in Chiba that helps children with cancer today.  Imae started donating 10,000 yen for every RBI he collects last season and the amount he donated today was for the 77 RBIs he had last year.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito opted to toss a bullpen session today, instead of yesterday.

Orix Buffaloes

Akinobu Okada turned down requests for a post-game interview, after today's game, for the 3rd time this season.


Takahiro Okada is struggling.  In 13 games so far this month: 9-for-44, 13 TB, 10 SO, 6 BB, .205/.315/.295.

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles' recent streak of 33 consecutive scoreless innings established a new franchise record. The previous record of 25 consecutive scoreless innings was set in 2008.