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[5/24/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hanshin

by on May.24, 2013 @ 4:24 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

When reporters asked team chairman Tsuneo Watanabe if he had a chance to speak to Hideki Matsui before he returned to the US, he replied, "Do you think it possible we spoke about nothing?"

He then added, "Hara is still around.  You guys keep talking about the next manager, but Hara is still here.  There are things that have to be done before we can get to the next manager."

Source: Daily Sports 5/23/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna extended his hitting streak to twenty-three games on Thursday.  The franchise record of twenty-five games was set by Michio Nishizawa in 1949.

Source: Sponichi 5/22/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shinya Miyamoto set a new franchise record for hits by a right-handed hitter on Thursday with his 2,098th career hit.  The hit came in the 2nd inning off Nippon Ham Fighter Shohei Otani.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2013

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Tony Barnette tossed a shutout inning in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Wednesday.  He gave up two hits and struck out one.

Souce: Sanspo 5/23/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Blaine Boyer could arrive in Japan later this month.  A team official told reporters they were hoping to finalize a deal within a week or so.

Source: Daily Sports 5/23/2013