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Chunichi, Yakult, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: June 22, 2012

by on Jun.22, 2012 @ 5:50 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Shuhei Takahashi took about twenty minutes of fielding practice in the outfield on Thursday.  He also got in about thirty minutes of fielding practice at third as well.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2012

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Masahiko Morino took extra batting practice after general workouts on Thursday.  Source: Sponichi 6/22/2012

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TV Aichi plans to boost the number of female reporters they use during game broadcasts.  Source: Sponichi 6/22/2012

Yakult Swallows

Junji Ogawa held a team meeting (third time this season) on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 6/22/2012

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Masayoshi Miwa will file marriage papers with twenty-six-year-old Eri Yamamoto during the upcoming off-season -- he proposed on May 1 (Yamamoto's birthday) and the two will hold a ceremony on December 8.  Source: Sanspo 6/22/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Shuichi Murata is 8-for-24 with two homers over seven games lifetime at Nagano Olympic Stadium.  Source: Sponichi 6/22/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Masayuki Kakefu spent about an hour working with Takahiro Arai on his hitting on Thursday.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 6/22/2012

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Kyuji Fujikawa threw the ball forty-five times during his game of catch on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 6/22/2012

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Takumi Akiyama could have a shot at making the active roster depending on how well he pitches during his next Ni-gun start on June 24 (vs Orix).  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 6/22/2012

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Yasutomo Kubo may be the top candidate for the sixth spot in the starting rotation.  Source: Sanspo 6/22/2012

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Yutaka Wada recently told reporters that the closer role will not be filled by just one player and that he will turn to pitchers like Daiki Enokida, Kazuya Tsutsui, Shinobu Fukuhara, and Tomoyuki Kubota.

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The Tigers held an organizational meeting at their team offices in Nishinomiya on Thursday.  Team president Nobuo Minami, Ni-gun manager Haruki Yoshitake, and Yutaka Wada were among the personnel that attended.  Source: Sanspo 6/22/2012

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Dream Festa will take place between July 10 and 15.

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The media learned on Thursday that Kohei Shibata (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman earlier this month.  The two are planning to throw a wedding ceremony after the current season.  Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2012

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp could start Kan Otake, Jumpei Shinoda, and Yusuke Nomura against the Yomiuri Giants (at Mazda Stadium, June 26-28).  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 6/22/2012

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Nomura (tight back) played catch (forty throws) with pitching coach Yutaka Ono on Thursday at a distance of about twenty meters.  His status is still up in the air.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2012

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Bryan Bullington likes the acquisition of Brad Eldred -- they are former teammates from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2012

Kenjiro Nomura likes Eldred's power potential, but is worried about whether or not he can hit for average.  Source: Sponichi 6/22/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters on Thursday that Koji Onuma (right shoulder problems) filed the paperwork for voluntary reitrement.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2012

If/when Onuma goes, Kosuke Tomita could take his spot on the seventy-man roster.  Source: Sponichi 6/22/2012