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Orix, Rakuten: April 25, 2012

by on Apr.25, 2012 @ 6:10 pm, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes are short on starting pitching and may speed up Kei Igawa's return to the NPB.  Perhaps even as early as April 30 (vs Seibu at Kyocera Dome).

Rakuten Eagles

There is a chance Masahiro Tanaka (back) will miss more time than the team's original estimate -- he is still not able to do any running or throwing.

Said Tanaka to reporters on Tuesday, "If I could throw, I would be throwing.  That I am not [throwing] means that I can not.  Running?  If I could, I would."