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Yakult Swallows: March 18, 2012

by on Mar.18, 2012 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Shohei Tateyama had his left ankle examined at a hospital and was diagnosed with some arthritis.  The condition does not appear to be serious and will likely mean making a few minor adjustments to his workout schedule over the next two to three days.  His next start might also be pushed back a couple of days.

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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has not been hitting very well (6-for-33) and is planning to take extra batting practice over the next few days (through to March 20).  He worked with general coach Takao Ise on Saturday.

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According to Nikkan Sports (and Sponichi), Wladimir Balentien's new blond hair color was not a hit with the players and coaches.  Sports Hochi notes the striking resemblance to female wrestler Aja Kong.