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Yakult Swallows: March 21, 2012

by on Mar.21, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Yoshinori Sato threw about forty pitches in the bullpen after his exhibition game start against the Yomiuri Giants. (Sponichi)

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Junji Ogawa told reporters on Tuesday that he will probably have Yoshinori Sato pitch in a Ni-gun game to work through his control problems.

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According to Sanspo, the rotation for the first six games of the regular season could be: Masanori Ishikawa, Katsuki Akagawa, Kyohei Muranaka, Yoshinori, Shohei Tateyama, and Ishikawa.

Sponichi figures the first three will be Ishikawa, Muranaka, and Akagawa.  They also mention Orlando Roman as another arm in the rotation.

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Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi could begin the year in the bullpen.