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[3/7/2013] Yakult, Hanshin

by on Mar.07, 2013 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows do not plan on adding Takanori Sato to the active roster any time soon.  He went 2-for-11 in four games.  He will report back to Ni-gun.

Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013

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According to Sanspo, with runners on base, 2nd round draft pick Yasuhiro Ogawa was timed in the 1.3 second range when he was playing college ball (and during spring camp).  He was timed in the 1.1 second range during his exhibition game outing against Orix on Wednesday.

Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013

Nikkan Sports notes that Ogawa was timed at 1.21 seconds in the 4th inning and makes no mention of the 1.1 second range.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome, Matt Murton, Shinjiro Hiyama, and Yamato have likely secured four of six outfield slots on the active roster.  The remaining two spots could come down to players like Shunsuke, Kohei Shibata, and Hayata Ito.

Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013

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1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2013

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Kyoiku League 3-2 loss against Orix on Wednesday:

Jason Standridge started the game and tossed four shutout innings while allowing four hits.  Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013 ... Hiyama was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He did not have a hit, but did drive in a run with sac fly in the 1st.  Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2013 ... Sekimoto Kentaro started at third and batted third.  He went 1-for-2 with an RBI.  Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013 ... 2nd round draft pick Fumiya Hojo started at short and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-3.  Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013

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Through eleven pre-season games through Wednesday, Matt Murton was 10-for-24.

Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2013

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Randy Messenger has not allow a run in twelve pre-season innings (four games, including intra-squad).

Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2013

It Atsushi Nomi is able to make the opening day start, Messenger could make his first start on April 2 against Chunichi at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Sanspo 3/7/2013