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Mazda All-Star Game 2012 Updates: Tajima, Shiomi named alternates for Enokida, Karakawa

by on Jul.17, 2012 @ 4:17 pm, under NPB

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

Daiki Enokida (Hanshin; left elbow pain) - Shinji Tajima (Chunichi; first appearance)

Yuki Karakawa (Lotte; right elbow inflammation) - Takahiro Shiomi (Rakuten; first appearance)

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

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UPDATE @ 5:30pm - Morimichi Takagi told reporters he will decide on his Game 1 starter after watching how Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) pitches tonight.  His condition after the game will also play a part since he would be making the start on two days of rest.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/17/2012

UPDATE @ 5:36pm - Hideki Kuriyama told reporters today that Yuki Saito will start Game 1 and Mitsuo Yoshikawa will start Game 2.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/17/2012

UPDATE @ 8:33pm - Tajima is the first Chunichi rookie to make the All-Star squad since Kosuke Fukudome in 1999.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012