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Orix Buffaloes: March 23, 2012

by on Mar.23, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

The Buffaloes prayed for a successful season at Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine in Osaka today.

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The Buffaloes announced today that 7th round draft pick Shuhei Kojima was diagnosed with a mandibular alveolar fracture and will require about four weeks of a full recovery.  Kojima will spend the next ten days or so getting rest.

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Akinobu Okada told reporters on Thursday that he was planning to name TH as the new opening day starter (assuming he is capable).  When asked who that was, he playfully said that it was Shohei Tsukahara.  More than likely, it is Hayato Terahara.