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[3/21/2013] Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Mar.22, 2013 @ 1:20 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda returned to the team on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2013

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Kan Otake made his last exhibition game start on Thursday.  He will pitch in a Ni-gun game early next week before making his first regular season start during the second series of the year (vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium, April 2-4).

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takashi Toritani and Atsushi Nomi worked out at Koshien on Thursday.

Toritani is scheduled to play in Friday's exhibition game against Orix at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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For the time being, Ryota Arai is the team's clean-up hitter.

Source: Sanspo 3/22/2013

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The Tigers could go Shinobu Fukuhara and Yasutomo Kubo in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively.

Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2013

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The bullpen could be...  The closer: Kubo.  From the right side: Fukuhara, Yuya Ando, and Naoto Tsuru.  From the left side: Masanori Fujihara, Kosuke Kato, and Yusuke Kawasaki.

Source: Sanspo 3/21/2013

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Tomoaki Kanemoto will be a guest commentator for about ten games on MBS radio this year.  His first game will be on April 9.

Makoto Imaoka has joined the MBS team as one of their regular commentators.

Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The pitchers for the first three games of the year could be Daisuke Miura, Shugo Fujii, and Kai-Wen Cheng.  Cheng will then likely be taken off the active roster to make room for Enyelbert Soto.

Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2013