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[6/5/2013] Yomiuri, Yakult, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jun.05, 2013 @ 6:26 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters on Tuesday that Hirokazu Sawamura will be sent to Ni-gun if does not pitch well against the Nippon Ham Fighters tonight.

Source: Sanspo 6/5/2013, Daily Sports 6/5/2013

Yakult Swallows

Takahiro Araki was added to the active roster today.  Araki has been swinging the bat well at Ni-gun: 61-for-175, .349/.423/.463.

Hanshin Tigers

Blaine Boyer made his Japan debut in an Ikusei game against the Kagawa Olive Guyners (Island League) today.  He entered the game in the 4th and induced three ground ball outs.  He threw a eight pitches, six for strikes, and topped out at 149km/h.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2013, Daily Sports 6/5/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome began his rehab at the Naruohama training facilities today.  Workouts included the stationary bike, stretches, trunk exercises, and a light massage.

"I will do what I can, little by little.  I feel I made the best decision, but I have to make sure things do not get bad now that I have had the surgery.  I first need to work my way back to normal," said Fukudome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2013, Daily Sports 6/5/2013

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Yutaka Wada is scheduled to sit down with team owner Shinya Sakai after Inter-league play ends.  GM Katsuhiro Nakamura will also most likely attend the meeting.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/5/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars see Tim Corcoran as a possible number four starter behind Daisuke Miura, Shugo Fujii, and 2nd round draft pick Kazuki Mishima.

Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2013