Exhibition games from March 29:
Arizona Diamondback 5 - Cleveland Indians 4
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the top of the 5th with no one on, two out, and Arizona up 5-2, and retired the one batter he faced. Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports]
San Franciso Giants 6 - Texas Rangers 2
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) entered the game in the 7th inning, with the Rangers up 2-1, and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over one inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 27-14 NP-S, 8 BF, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi]
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the 9th inning, with the Rangers down 5-2, and gave up a lead-off solo homer to Joaquin Arias during his one inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 19-13 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi]
Hiroki Kuroda's (NYY) workouts on Thursday included weight training and fielding practice. Said Kuroda, "I have good balance with my delivery so I do not feel tired. I also do not feel any bad tightness either."
Kuroda is expected to throw around one hundred pitches during his next outing on April 2.
Said Igarashi, "I am disappointed, but I do not feel as if I did not try my best. My baseball career is not yet over. ... I will talk things over with my agent and decide on my options, including remaining with the team or finding a new team outside of the US."
Norichika Aoki (MIL) did not play on Thursday. He told reporters his right hamstring was feeling much better than the day before.
G.G. Sato made his debut in left and batted fourth for the Fortitudo Bologna on March 29. Sato went 2-for-5: strikeout, strikeout, single to left, single to center, fly out to center.