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[5/30/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on May.30, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Hisashi Takayama worked out with the Ichi-gun team at Koshien today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/30/2013

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Brooks Conrad was taken off the active roster again because he is still struggling at the plate -- he went 1-for-7 with five strikeouts after they called him up on the 19th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/30/2013

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The Tigers will likely go with a closer by committee approach.  Shinobu FukuharaYuya AndoKazuya Tsutsui, and Kosuke Kato will be in the mix.  The Tigers are hopeful that Yasutomo Kubo can work out his issues and return to the active roster in the minimum ten days.

Source: Sanspo 5/30/2013Daily Sports 5/30/2013Sponichi 5/30/2013

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Blaine Boyer is scheduled to receive his work visa on the 31st (assuming no problems with the paperwork or other unexpected delays).  That could mean he pitches in his first Ni-gun game on June 1 against Orix.  If his outing goes well, he might even have a chance to join the Ichi-gun team on the following day.

Source: Sponichi 5/30/2013

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Kubo on how things are currently going for him: "I am getting hit even though I feel pretty good out there.  That means I am missing something and just need to figure it out.  I am not here to rest and recover.  I plan to make it back [to the active roster] in ten days.  I will not stop training over their ten days.  I will push myself by doing things like running and weight training."

Source: Daily Sports 5/30/2013