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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: March 15, 2013

by on Mar.15, 2013 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Hayato Terahara left today's exhibition game against Lotte early with tightness in his back.  The tightness began two days ago during a bullpen session and slowly got worse.

Source: Sanspo 3/15/2013

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Yao-Hsun Yang returned to the team for workouts on the 11th.  He pitched in an exhibition game against Lotte today and gave up three runs over 1.1 innings of work.

Source: Sponichi 3/15/2013

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If Tadashi Settsu is ok to pitch on opening day, he will most likely have to do it without pitching in any pre-season NPB games after his return to Japan.  He might have a chance to toss some situational batting practice.

Source: Sponichi 3/15/2013

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Yuya Hasegawa is scheduled to play in his first rehab game on Saturday (Kyoiku League vs Hiroshima).

Source: Daily Sports 3/15/2013

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The Hawks may go with a three closer committee -- Brian FalkenborgSho Iwasaki, and Ryota Igarashi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/15/2013

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1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama and 3rd round draft pick Tomoki Takata attended their graduation ceremony at Asia University today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/15/2013