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Mazda All-Star Game 2012 Updates: July 12, 2012

by on Jul.12, 2012 @ 4:15 pm, under NPB

Morimichi Takagi told reporters he was thinking about naming Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) as Tony Blanco's (CHU) alternate.  Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) is another possibility.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/12/2012

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Katsuya Kakunaka is the first player to make the All-Star roster after spending time playing in an Independent League (Island League, Kochi Fighting Dogs).  He is looking forward to the possibility of playing in Game 2 of the series (Matsuyama).  Source: Sponichi 7/12/2012

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At twenty years of age, Shota Dobayashi (HIR) will be the youngest player on the 2012 All-Star roster.  He is also the youngest player in Hiroshima Carp history to make the All-Star team -- the previous record of twenty-one years and nine months was held by Hiromu Fujii (1957).  Source: Sponichi 7/12/2012

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UPDATE 7/13 @ 1:55am - Takagi told reporters on Thursday that Daiki Enokida (HAN) will replace Tony Blanco (CHU) on the CL roster.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2012