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[4/14/2013] Hiroyuki Nakajima, Munenori Kawasaki, Kyuji Fujikawa, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Apr.14, 2013 @ 2:53 pm, under MLB

From April 13:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 0 @ STL 8 RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .349 Batted lead-off. G4, F6, G4, F2. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th. Hitting streak ended at six games.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DL                   Took outdoor batting practice on Friday for the first time since hurting his left hamstring.  Still no timetable and when he will play in his first rehab game.  (Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013)
Munenori Kawasaki TOR TOR 3 @ KCA 2 SS 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .000 Batted ninth. SF9 (RBI), BB (R), F8. ... Sportsnet's Barry Davis: The #bluejays select the contract of SS MUNENORI KAWASAKI from AAA Buffalo. JOSE REYES on 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain (Twitter 4/13/2013)
Ichiro Suzuki NYY BAL 5 @ NYY 3 RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .176 Batted sixth. G5, F4, BB, 1B6. Assist in throwing out Nate McLouth at home in the top of the 2nd.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 3 @ TUC 5 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 Entered the game on defense in the bottom of the 6th. G4, F7.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: April 19 vs Mariners. ... Next start will come on six days of rest. (Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013) ... From the Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson: With Matt Harrison already on the disabled list with a back issue, the Rangers don't want to see something go wrong with Darvish, who suffered from mild neck stiffness in spring training. They also don't want him to have to bat. "Keep him out of the cold," manager Ron Washington said. "He doesn't have to swing the bat. He doesn't have to worry about the neck issues. It's a good way to get stiff again. We decided to give that finger more time to heal. All of that came into play." (Star-Telegram 4/13/2013)
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DL                     Placed on 15-day DL with right forearm strain on Saturday. (CBS Sports.com 4/13/2013 via Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013)
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: April 18 vs Tigers. (Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013)
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: April 14 vs Orioles.
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Left his start on Friday with some tightness in his right elbow. Removed early as a precaution. (Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013)
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 15 @ REN 11 12-9 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.23 Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with none on, two out, and Sacramento up 12-10. (H, 1)
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX DNP                      
Junichi Tazawa BOS TBA 1 @ BOS 2 11-8 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the score tied at 1. (W, 2-0)
Koji Uehara BOS TBA 1 @ BOS 2 9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with runners on first and second, no out, and the score tied at 1.
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                     Tossed two innings in an extended spring training game on Saturday. From MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko: Steve Johnson pitched three innings today and Tsuyoshi Wada pitched two. Manager Buck Showalter said reports indicated that their velocity was good. "Everything went well, real well," Showalter said. "We'll wait and see how they feel tomorrow, but today was a good step for them." Wada's workload will increase by one inning in each appearance. "Today was a big day to get through," Showalter said. "I think the big day will be tomorrow, seeing how he feels afterward facing hitters and pitching in a game." (MASN Sports 4/13/2013)

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Takahiro Matsuka has reportedly signed with the Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2013