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[6/18/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jun.18, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Yoshinobu Takahashi joined Ichi-gun practices at Giants Stadium today.

"We will watch him practice today and tomorrow and then ask him how he is feeling [before we make a decision on whether or not to add him to the active roster].  He knows that he needs to be at a point where he can play everyday, otherwise he will just end up becoming a distraction," said Tatsunori Hara.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

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Ryosuke Miyaguni could return to the active roster in time for the Hiroshima series at Mazda Stadium that begins on the 25th.

Source: Sanspo 6/18/2013

Miyaguni started a Ni-gun game against Rakuten today and gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings of work.  He walked two and struck out two.

Source: Sanspo 6/18/2013

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The team offices will move to the Yomiuri Shimbun building in January 2014.

Source: Daily Sports 6/18/20103

Chunichi Dragons

Warner Madrigal arrived in Japan today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2013

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Kentaro Nishikawa is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Softbank on the 19th.  If he has a good outing, he will most likely start an Ichi-gun game against Hanshin at Kanzawa on the 26th.

Source: Daily Sports 6/18/2013

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Motonobu Tanishige is slated to return to the starting line-up at catcher when regular league play resumes on the 21st.

Source: Sanspo 6/18/2013

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Takuya Asao (right shoulder) tossed situational batting practice on the 16th and will most likely pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game some time before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

Asao threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2013

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Morimichi Takagi is in the process of renewing his drivers license.  He told reporters on Monday about a required safety course he has had to take that has been designed for senior drivers seventy years and older.

Source: Sanspo 6/18/2013, NIkkan Sports 6/18/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien hit a ball out of Jingu Stadium during batting practice on the 9th.  If he continues to hit baseballs out of the park, the team realizes they may have to do something to ensure fan safety beyond the fences.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Batting coach Hiromasa Arai was re-examined at a hospital in Hiroshima today and his tests came back negative for any problems -- he was hit in the forehead by a batted ball while throwing baseballs during soft-toss batting practice on the 14th.  He will rest until the 20th and, assuming no problems, rejoin the team on the 21st.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida started an Ikusei game against the Yamato Takada Club today.  He tossed three shutout innings and allowed one hit.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2013

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Ryota Arai and Blaine Boyer joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at Koshien today.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

Boyer is scheduled to toss situational batting practice on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Tim Corcoran pitched in an intra-squad game at Yokohama Stadium today.  He was a starter and gave up four runs on eight hits and one walk over five innings of work.  He also struck out three and topped out at 150km/h.

Source: Daily Sports 6/18/2013

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The media learned on Monday that the Bay Stars have asked Kazuhiro Sasaki to give a lecture at their player dorm in Yokosuka.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013