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Chunichi Dragons: March 9, 2012

by on Mar.09, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Thursday's practice game against the Yakult Swallows at Nagoya Stadium (Dragons 3 - Swallows 1): 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi entered the game as a defensive replacement at third in the 5th inning and lead off the 6th inning with a single to center. [Nikkan Sports]

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Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to start Saturday's exhibition game against the Orix Buffaloes.

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Sports Hochi Osaka hints at the possibility of moving Masahiko Morino to first and starting 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi at third if both Tony Blanco and Takeshi Yamaksai falter at first base.

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According to Nikkan Sports, the Dragons have thirteen candidates for the starting rotation.