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4/5/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Apr.05, 2012 @ 9:43 am, under MLB

Exhibition games from April 4:

Seattle Mariners 7 - Colorado Rockies 2
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 2-for-3: single to center, fly out to right, infield single, walk.  Ichiro was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 6th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Chicago White Sox 5 - Houston Astros 5
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) started in left and batted seventh; he was later moved over to center in the 5th inning.  He went 2-for-3: single to left, walk (run scored), RBI single to left, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports]

Arizona Diamondbacks 14 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a defensive replacement in right.  He went 0-for-2: ground out to first, fly out to left. [Nikkan Sports]

Minor League Practice Game

Texas Rangers 6 - Double-A Frisco RoughRiders 1
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and tossed four shutout innings.  Final line: 4 IP, 32-24 NP-S, 16 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Koji Uehara (TEX) relieved Darvish and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 7-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

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Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.

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Takashi Saito (ARI) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.  From MLB.com's AJ Cassavell:

Takashi Saito's calf injury threw a bit of a wrench into the D-backs' roster plans, as the righty reliever was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

An MRI Wednesday morning revealed a right calf strain, and Saito won't be eligible to come off the DL until April 15. Manager Kirk Gibson announced lefty Wade Miley will assume Saito's roster spot, the lone remaining on Arizona's Opening Day roster.

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The Texas Rangers placed Yoshinori Tateyama on the 15-day disabled list.  From MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan:

Tateyama, who has not pitched since March 29, was placed on the disabled list retroactive to March 30 with stiffness in his lower back. That leaves the Rangers with a bullpen of closer Joe Nathan, left-hander Robbie Ross and right-handers Mark Lowe, Koji Uehara, Scott Feldman, Alexi Ogando and Mike Adams.

"We believe in Tateyama and we trust Tateyama, but this is what's best for him and the Rangers," manager Ron Washington said. "We'll just make sure he gets his work and his treatment, and gets healthy. When he does that, we'll have a plan."  

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The Baltimore Orioles' rotation is set.  As reported by MASN's Steve Melewski:

Jake Arrieta, Tommy Hunter, Jason Hammel, Brian Matusz and Wei-Yin Chen.

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) pitched in a minor league practice game on Tuesday; he faced twenty-one batters and allowed one run on five hits.  MLB.com Box Score

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Munenori Kawasaki made the Seattle Mariners' 25-man roster, as did Hisashi Iwakuma.

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Yu Darvish and Koji Uehara made the Texas Rangers' 25-man roster.

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There are currently 200 members in the Dallas Darvish Fan Club.

3 comments on “4/5/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Yoshinori Tateyama

  1. IM

    Wada actually joined the Manatee-Sarasota Community College team for an exihibition game against the Orioles. He got the win in the game titled “MLB Team Humiliated” in an article on yahoo.com

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