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Yakult Swallows News and Notes: March 25, 2013

by on Mar.25, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Junji Ogawa thinks Kyohei Muranaka and Kazuhiro Hatakeyama will be key players in 2013.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013

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Shinya Miyamoto will most likely be the opening day starting third baseman.

Source: Sanspo 3/25/2013

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Orlando Roman is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on Tuesday.

Source: Sanspo 3/25/2013

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The Swallows will likely err on the side of caution with Wladimir Balentien because they do not want him to aggravate his left leg injury.

Source: Daily Sports 3/25/2013

Ogawa told reporters today that he is preparing for the season under the assumption that both Balentien and Shingo Kawabata (left ankle) will not be ready for opening day.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/25/2013