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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: March 27, 2013

by on Mar.27, 2013 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB

Mitsuo Yoshikawa started a Ni-gun game against Seibu on Tuesday and gave up one run on five hits over six innings of work.  He topped out at 148km/h and struck out seven.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/27/2013


1st round draft pick Shohei Otani made the opening day roster.  There is a good chance he will make the opening day starting line-up in right, batting seventh.

Source: Sanspo 3/27/2013

Otani most likely made the opening day roster because starting pitchers in the second-half of the rotation, like Hiroshi Kisanuki and Mitsuo Yoshikawa, have yet to be added.

Source: Daily Sports 3/27/2013

Otani's Ni-gun outing today was rained out.  He will pitch in Thursday's game.

Source: Sanspo 3/27/2013


Takumi Oshima had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his right hand today.  He will begin his rehab at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya once he is discharged from the hospital on the 29th.

Source: Sanspo 3/27/2013Nikkan Sports 3/27/2013