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4/11/2012: Hideki Matsui, Yoshinori Tateyama, Wei-Ying Chen

by on Apr.11, 2012 @ 4:09 pm, under MLB

Games from April 10:

Texas Rangers 1 - Seattle Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 0-for-3: walk, line out to left, fly out to center, line out to right. [Sanspo]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to short, fly out to center, ground out to first. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 7 - Chicago Cubs 4
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th and walked in his only at bat of the game. [Sanspo, Sponichi]

New York Yankees 5 - Baltimore Orioles 4
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game for the Orioles and allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits over 5.2 innings of work.  Final line: 5.2 IP, 101-59 NP-S, 27 BF, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP.  He topped out at 148km/h. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Rochester 5 - Buffalo 3 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: walk (run scored), single to left, ground out to first, strike out looking. [Sanspo]

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Arn Tellem on Hideki Matsui (FA), via Sponichi: "I have nothing to report.  I am in the process of getting in touch with teams to see if there is interest."  With regards to the possibility of signing a minor league deal or signing with an independent league team: "There is nothing I can say about that right now."

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Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  He also spoke to pitching coach Larry Rothschild about the cutter he had problems with during his last outing.

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The latest on Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX), from the Star Telegram's Jeff Wilson:

Right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama (back strain) threw his second bullpen session since landing on the 15-day disabled list and will begin a medical rehabilitation assignment today with Triple A Round Rock.

He said that the injury, suffered late in spring training, continues to improve. He can be on assignment for 30 days before the Rangers have to reinstate him from the DL or option him to the minors.

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) is slated to pitch in a minor league practice game on April 14.