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Chunichi Dragons: Brad Bergesen could take Daniel Cabrera’s spot in starting rotation [3/5/2013]

by on Mar.05, 2013 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

The media learned on Monday that Daniel Cabrera may not be ready for opening day.  Brad Bergesen, however, might be able to take his place -- he is scheduled to start a Kyoiku League game against Hanshin at Naruohama on the 8th.

Cabrera suffered a few setbacks during spring camp that cut back on his training time and the Dragons feel he may be ill-prepared to last a full season in the starting rotation.  Bergesen, on the other hand, has been working diligently and team officials feel he might be able to find a spot in the rotation, even though they considered him a reliever.  Chunichi will use his Kyoiku League game to see if he can be used as a starter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2013

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Kentaro Nishikawa is slated to start Wednesday's exhibition game against Hanshin.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2013

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Takuya Asao had his right shoulder re-examined at a hospital on Monday.  He was told that he is making steady progress in his recovery.  He was also given the green light to begin throwing a little harder.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2013

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Toshikazu Yoshida's registered position will change from catcher to outfielder.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2013