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Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes: March 12, 2013

by on Mar.13, 2013 @ 2:58 am, under NPB

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo worked out separately from the main team on Tuesday.  He did some walking (without crutches) in the outfield as part of his rehab.  He is questionable for opening day.

Source: Sanspo 3/12/2013Sports Hochi 3/12/2013

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Kenji TsuchiyaYuki KuniyoshiKosuke Tomita, and Tsutsugo will be demoted to Ni-gun.  1st round draft pick Hiroyuki Shirasaki will be called up.

Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2013

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Shirasaki and 2nd round draft pick Kazuki Mishima are scheduled to play in an exhibition game against Chunichi at Yokohama on Wednesday.

Shirasaki was at Ni-gun making his way back from a strain in his right hamstring.  He will get the start at third.  Mishima will start the game and pitch five innings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2013

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The Bay Stars are running a two-part charity auction.  All money raised will be donated to Shinrai Shihon Zaidan for Tohoku reconstruction/revitalization efforts.

This week: Takehiro Ishikawa practice bat, Kazuki Mishima autographed cap, Tony Blanco autographed bat
Next week: Daisuke Miura autographed cap, Alex Ramirez/Tony Blanco autographed bat, Yota Kosugi autographed cap

Source: official announcementauction page

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The winning bidder of a Miura model Gucci glove got four at bats against Daisuke Miura at Yokohama Stadium on Monday and grounded out to short twice and went 0-for-4.  Retired soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata also got a chance to step into the batter's box against Miura.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/12/2013Sanspo 3/12/2013Sponichi 3/12/2013