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Mazda All-Star Game 2012 Updates: Blanco, Sledge out, Enokida, Akashi in

by on Jul.13, 2012 @ 5:54 pm, under NPB

The NPB announced the following alternates for the All-Star roster:

Tony Blanco (Chunichi; fracture in second metacarpal, left hand) - Daiki Enokida (Hanshin; second appearance)

Terrmel Sledge (Nippon Ham; cartilage damage, left knee) - Kenji Akashi (Softbank; first appearance)

Blanco will also miss the home run derby.  His replacement will be Shinnosuke Abe (Yomiuri).

NOTE: according to Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement, Blanco and Sledge will not be allowed back onto the active roster until ten games after the All-Star break.

Source: Official NPB site, Daily Sports 7/13/2012, Sponichi 7/13/2012

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The NPB also posted the following make-up dates for the second and third games:

Game 2 - Botchan Stadium - July 22 at 13:30

Game 3 - Iwate Stadium - July 24 at 13:00

Source: Official NPB site

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UPDATE @ 6:33pm - The NPB will be selling extra tickets for Games 2 (about two-hundred-and-fifty seats) and 3 (about thirty seats) of the All-Star Series.  These seats either have a bad view of the field, or no view at all.  Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, beginning at 10am.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2012