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[5/14/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on May.14, 2013 @ 5:11 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe focused on getting treatments (electrotherapy, ice) for his right ankle on Monday -- he fouled a pitch off of it during Sunday's game against Yokohama.

Source: Sanspo 5/14/2013

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John Bowker (right pinky fracture) and Yoshinobu Takahashi (left calf strain) could return to the active roster some time before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 5/14/2013

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Toshiya Sugiuchi has twenty-two Inter-league victories and is tied with Tsuyoshi Wada for first on the All-time list.

Source: Sanspo 5/14/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on Monday.  The Dragons could make an announcement on his status some time later today.

Source: Sponichi 5/14/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kazuhito Futagami, Tatsuya Kojima, Hirokazu Shiranita, and Masanori Fujihara are candidates for a start against Softbank at Koshien on the 18th.

Source: Sponichi 5/14/2013

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1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami is slated to toss a bullpen session on the 16th.  After that, he will prepare for his next start, likely on the 26th against Nippon Ham, as he normally does -- rest on Tuesday, bullpen sessions on Thursday and Saturday, a start on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2013

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Brooks Conrad may only have until the end of Inter-league play to prove that he deserves a spot on the Ichi-gun roster -- he will most likely be given opportunities as a DH (PL games) and pinch-hitter.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2013

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The Tigers will play a Ni-gun game (10:20am vs Orix) and an Ichi-gun game (6:00pm vs Orix) at Koshien today for the first time since May 19, 2005 (Ni-gun vs Chunichi; Ichi-gun vs Seibu).

Source: Sanspo 5/14/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Seven newly remade commemorative 2,000-hit signs were installed along the fence beyond the bleacher seats in right.  Previous signs were much thinner and not quite as sturdy.

Source: Daily Sports 5/14/2013