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PL News and Notes: Toshiaki Imae (LOT) has a contusion on his left hand

by on Jul.31, 2011 @ 3:10 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Ryan Mulhern played in a Ni-gun game against the Futures yesterday (started in left, moved to first in the 6th, and batted first) and went 1-for-5 with a double.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Toshiaki Imae took a pitch off his left hand while fouling off a ball during his at bat in the 1st inning.  He stayed in the game but was ultimately removed on defense in the 4th inning.  He was later taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion on his left hand.  The Marines will wait to make a decision on Imae's status until they see how he's doing tomorrow.

Rakuten Eagles

Last night (7/29), Yosuke Takasu became the 445th player in NPB history to play in 1,000 games.

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Nikkan Sports reports that Satoshi Nagai threw close to 5,000 pitches during the first half of the season (also includes spring camp, exhibition games, practice games, and bullpen sessions during the season).  That's apparently close to 1,000 pitches more than Masahiro Tanaka.