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Yakult Swallows: March 12, 2012

by on Mar.12, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

The Swallows held full-squad practices at Koshien today.

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Yoshinori Sato was re-examined again today and once again diagnosed with a contusion near his right knee.  He is not expected to miss his next start.

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Chang-Yong Lim may not be ready in time for the regular season.  Lim started complaining of the tightness in his upper right arm early this month.  He has yet to pitch in any games and there is no timetable for when he will be ready.

Lim threw thirty pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at the Toda training facilities on Sunday and told reporters he wanted to do his best to make the opening day roster.  The coaches, however, do not want to rush him back.

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Wladimir Balentien apparently only has until March 14 to show that he belongs on the opening day roster over Orlando Roman.