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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: March 27, 2013

by on Mar.27, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Morimichi Takagi went with two catchers on the opening day roster because he plans to stick with Motonobu Tanishige as much as possible.  He also apparently wanted more options on the bench.

Source: Sponichi 3/27/2013Sports Hochi 3/27/2013

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Takagi does not want to lose to the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Source: Daily Sports 3/27/2013

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Ryoji Nakata made the opening day roster as a left-handed bat off the bench.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/27/2013

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Brad Bergesen started a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Tuesday and gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings of work.  Kentaro Nishikawa followed and allowed four runs on three hits over two innings in relief.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/27/2013

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The Naha District Public Prosecutor's Office, Okinawa Division officially decided not to prosecute Matt Clark for breaking the law on illegal stimulant use and possession because he voluntarily stepped forward and the stimulant in question was an ingredient in the medicine he was taking at the time.  They felt there was no criminal intent.

Source: Sanspo 3/27/2013