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PL News and Notes: July 20, 2011

by on Jul.21, 2011 @ 5:07 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Tsuyoshi Wada recorded his 99th career win tonight.

Seibu Lions

The Lions lost their 9th straight game tonight, a first since 2007.  They also head into the All-Star break in last place for the first time since 1996.

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Ryan Mulhern started working out at Seibu 2 Stadium today after he arrived in Japan on the 19th.  As of now, Mulhern is also expected to join the active roster some time in August (visa paperwork).

Orix Buffaloes

Akinobu Okada told reporters that he plans on giving Chihiro Kaneko the first start after the All-Star break (7/26 vs Nippon Ham).  Okada also said that he figured the second half rotation would be built with Kaneko as the central figure.