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6/23/2012: Kosuke Fukudome, Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Jun.23, 2012 @ 4:06 pm, under MLB

Games from June 22:

San Diego Padres 9 - Seattle Mariners 5
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-5: reaches on throw E4 (run scored), single to center (run scored), strikeout swinging, single to left, single to center. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

LA Angels 8 - Los Angeles Dodgers 5
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the top of the 6th inning, with the Angels up 6-5, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 13-9 NP-S, 3 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 1 - Chicago White Sox 0
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to third, ground out to second, fly out to left, line out to left. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Indianapolis 4 - Scranton/WB 2 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with runners on first and second and two out.  He loaded the bases with a walk before striking Starling Marte out for the final out of the inning.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 11-6 NP-S, 2 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP. [Nikkan Sports]

Rochester 3 - Charlotte 0 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted eighth.  He went 3-for-4: strikeout swinging, infield single, single to center, RBI single to center. [Nikkan Sports]

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The Chicago White Sox DFA'ed Kosuke Fukudome on June 22.  From MLB.com's Paul Casella:

In an unrelated roster move, the White Sox designated outfielder Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. Fukudome, who had been on a rehab assignment in Charlotte since injuring his back on June 3, was hitting .171 (7-for-41) in 24 games this season. 

Sponichi is carrying the following quote from Fukudome: "It does nothing to complain about getting DFA'ed now.  I will begin thinking about what comes next.  I will decide after talking it over with my family and agent."

A separate Sponichi article includes the following quote: "As many games as I played in the minors recently, I probably will not see as much playing time if I make it back to the Majors."