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[3/28/2013] Chunichi, Hiroshima, Yokohama

by on Mar.28, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto could make his first regular season start during the second series of the season (vs Hashin at Kyocera Dome, April 2-4).

Source: Daily Sports 3/28/2013

Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today and allowed one run on three hits over five innings of work.  He struck out six.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/28/2013


The first five pitchers in the starting rotation could be Kazuki Yoshimi, Yudai Ono, Soma YamauchiBrad Bergesen, and Yamamoto.

Source: Sponichi 3/28/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi will likely make the opening day starting line-up at third, batting seventh.

Source: Sponichi 3/28/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

At nineteen years and ten months, Shuto Takajo could become the youngest catcher in franchise history to make the opening day starting line-up.  The current franchise record of twenty years and three months is held by Motonobu Tanishige.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2013


Alex Ramirez will establish the Rami-chan Foundation and put money into it based on the number of home runs he hits (50,000 yen a piece) and RBIs he records (10,000 yen a piece).  The money will be used to help pay for various public projects, like an amateur Home Run Championship or a Rami-Cup for youth baseball players.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/28/2013