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Orix Buffaloes: March 12, 2012

by on Mar.12, 2012 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB

Hayato Terahara, Mamoru Kishida, Yuki Nishi, and Evan MacLane worked out at Hotto Motto Kobe today.

Terahara is slated to toss two innings in relief against the Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday.  Kishida is also scheduled to make an appearance on Tuesday.

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Takahiro Okada has been struggling at the plate and was dropped to the seven-hole on Sunday against the Chunichi Dragons. If he is not careful, he might bat himself out of the line-up -- Akinobu Okada told reporters that as long as he is batting seventh, he can easily be yanked from the starting line-up.

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Okada felt Alfredo Figaro was trying to hard to record strikeouts after getting two strikes on hitters during Sunday's exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons.  Figaro gave up eight runs, all earned, on twelve hits and two walks over five innings of work.  He also topped out at 153km/h and struck out two.