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Orix Buffaloes: March 13, 2012

by on Mar.13, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Shinji Takahashi is ready to catch (or at the very least open to catching), if needed.  Akinobu Okada also appears to like the added flexibility with Takahashi and said to reporters, "We might be able to get away with two catchers.  If necessary, we can always turn to players like Shinji [Takahashi] and [Hirotoshi] Kitagawa.


Daily Sports is reporting that Yuki Nishi is scheduled to pitch in Wednesday's exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants.


Sanspo notes that Chihiro Kaneko was scratched from an exhibition game start against the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday due to fatigue.