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Chunichi, Yomiuri, Yakult: July 29, 2012

by on Jul.29, 2012 @ 2:20 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Jorge Sosa batted for himself in the bottom of the 9th on Saturday because Morimichi Takagi burned through all his position players (including both back-up catchers) by the end of the 7th inning.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2012

Yakult Swallows

Shinya Miyamoto was taken off the active roster today.  Miyamoto tweaked his right chest when he grounded out to second in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He returned to Tokyo today and will be evaluated at a hospital on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

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The Swallows are planning to add Ikuse pitcher Hugo Kanabushi to the seventy-man roster before the July 31 deadline.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2012

Ni-gun stats: 10 G, 1-3, 50.1 IP, 64 H, 3 HR, 13 BB, 2 HBP, 30 SO, 4 WP, 35 R, 31 ER, 5.54 ERA

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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has been swinging the bat well since the All-Star break: 9-for-19 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI.

Yomiuri Giants

Shuichi Murata has hit a homer on the 28th of each month since May.  Source: Sponichi 7/29/2012

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The Giants are planning to add Ikusei players Keisuke Kishi and Genki Kawano to the seventy-man roster before the July 31 deadline.  Source: Sponichi 7/29/2012

Kishi Ni-gun stats: 15 G, 5-2, 53.1 IP, 49 H, 1 HR, 13 BB, 6 HBP, 32 SO, 2 WP, 21 R, 13 ER, 2.19 ERA

Kawano Ni-gun stats: 42 G, 14-for-86, 17 TB, 6 BB, 29 SO, .163/.217/.198

Hiroshima Carp

Keisuke Imai was added to the active roster today -- he will take the spot that opened up after Hideki Kishimoto was removed on Saturday (back pain).  Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012