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Softbank, Seibu, Orix, Lotte: June 16, 2012

by on Jun.16, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Terry Doyle arrived in Japan (Fukuoka Airport) earlier today.  Source: Daily Sports 6/16/2012

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The Hawks announced today that Wily Mo Pena's MRI results came back negative for any problems.  The team is not expected to take Pena off the active roster.  He will most likely sit out the weekend series against Yokohama (he did not play today).  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012, Sponichi 6/16/2012

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The Hawks held a press conference at Yahoo Dome to introduce their newest additions: Levi Romero and Atsushi Fukumoto.  Source: Daily Sports 6/16/2012

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Hiroki Kokubo may be allowed to take live batting practice as early as June 19. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012

Seibu Lions

The Lions will give Atsushi Okamoto and Shuichiro Osada a shot at the open closer role.  Both Randy Williams and Micheal Nakamura were demoted earlier today.  Source: Sponichi 6/16/2012

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Takeya Nakamura started his rehab at Seibu 2 Stadium today -- workouts included thirty minutes of walking.  After practice, Nakamura also got treatment for his left shoulder.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Ryoichi Adachi was taken off the active roster with a case of viral gastroenteritis.  Sources: Sponichi 6/16/2012

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Hayato Terahara threw seventy-six pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  His six-year-old son will be in stands for his start on Sunday.  Source: Sponichi 6/16/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuki Karakawa could return to the active roster in time for a start against Seibu at QVC Marine on June 26.  He is also slated to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on June 19.  Source: Sanspo 6/16/2012