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Hanshin, Hiroshima, Yokohama: July 13, 2012

by on Jul.14, 2012 @ 2:40 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Craig Brazell gave Koshien fans something to cheer about despite Friday's rain-out - he put on Ryota Arai's uniform, stepped into the right-handed batter's box, pretended to swing the bat like R. Arai, and then slid head-first on the tarp. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2012, Youtube

Hiroshima Carp

Brad Eldred took a pitch off his head in the 6th inning on Friday and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.  Kenjiro Nomura later spoke to reporters and said, "Tests came back negative.  We will continue monitor him.  We are concerned."  Source: Sponichi 7/13/2012

Yokohama Bay Stars

Bobby Cramer tossed batting practice during pre-game workouts on Riday -- he threw about forty pitches to Tatsuya Shimozono and Noriharu Yamazaki.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2012