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Hiroshima Carp: March 27, 2012

by on Mar.27, 2012 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Kenjiro Nomura told reporters after practices at Mazda Stadium today that Kenta Maeda will be the opening day starter.  He also said that he informed Maeda of his decision the day after he pitched against the Softbank Hawks.

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The Hiroshima Carp will be loaning the Tokushima Indigo Socks (Island League) two Ikusei players, pitcher Mitsuhiro Nagakawa (24) and catcher Kosuke Nakamura (20), for the 2012 season (from April 3 through until the end of October).

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Shota Dobayashi is expected to start the year at Ichi-gun.

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Shota Nakazaki will likely make the opening day roster as a reliever.

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1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura opted to remain with the team on Monday instead of attend his university graduation ceremony.  Nomura's first regular season start could come on April 1 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.