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Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows: March 6, 2012

by on Mar.07, 2012 @ 12:19 am, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

Alex Ramirez could start in left against the Seibu Lions on March 11.

"Our game on the 11th is at home and it is also the one year anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake.  Motivation is very important for veteran players," said Kiyoshi Nakahata.

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien (right elbow) told reporters on Monday that he no longer feels pain when hitting but does still feel some pain when throwing.  He was the starting DH against the Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.