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[6/20/2013] Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, Hiroki Kuroda, Gosuke Katoh

by on Jun.20, 2013 @ 4:03 pm, under MLB

From June 19:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL DNP                   Place on paternity list for birth of second child. [Mike Vassllo Tweet 6/20/2013]
Munenori Kawasaki TOR COL 2 @ TOR 5 SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .221 Batted ninth. F7, Kl, 3B9 (R). Committed a throwing error (5) in the top of the 5th.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK DNP                    
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX SPO 3 @ VAN 8 LF 4 0 0 0 0 0   .125 Batted second. F9, F7, G4, E3.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY G1: LAD 4 @ NYY 6 RF 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 .274 Batted sixth. 1B4 (R), Fo5, HR9 (3), 1B7 (two RBI). Made a nice leaping catch at the warning track in the 8th.
G2: LAD 6 @ NYY 0 LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 Batted sixth. G5, G1 (bunt), Fo5.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 5 @ REN 11 PH 1 0 1 0 0 0   .322 Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Fabio Castillo in the top of the 6th. 1B9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: June 23 vs Cardinals.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: June 21 vs Athletics.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY G1: LAD 4 @ NYY 6 107-69 27 6.2 8 2 2 1 2 0 2.78 Left the game in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and the Yankees up 6-2. (W, 7-5). ... Has now recorded victories against all NL teams. Still needs wins against Twins and Tigers in the AL. [Nikkan Sports 6/20/2013]
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     Next start: June 22 vs Lehigh Valley.
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK SRC 7 @ SLC 11 26-16 7 1.0 5 4 4 0 0 1 3.79 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Sacramento up 4-3. Left the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, no out, and the game tied at six.. (BS, 1) (L, 0-2).
Hisanori Takahashi CHC G2: NAS 0 @ IOW 1 12-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.98 Entered the game in the top of the 6th with no score. (W, 1-0).
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX MRB 9 @ RRE 4 50-33 12 3.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 4.24 Entered the game in the top of the 2nd with a runner on second, no out, and Round Rock down 9-1.
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                     Next start: June 22 vs Scranton/WB.

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Former Yomiuri Giant Keisuke Saito has reportedly decided to sign with the Kitchener Panthers (Intercount Baseball League in Canada).

Saito was the Giants' third round draft pick in 2008. He was released in October 2012 without ever making it to the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 6/20/2013

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Gosuke Katoh tweeted that he signed with the New York Yankees. From YES Network:

According to Baseball America, Katoh, the Yankees' second round selection who is the highest-chosen Japanese-born player ever, has agreed to his exact slot bonus of $845,700, meaning the Yankees still have saved nearly $276K of their allotted pool for their first through tenth-round selections.

Source: YES Network 6/19/2013

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Manny Ramirez is parting ways with the EDA Rhinos because he apparently misses his family in the New York. From an AP report:

Slugger Manny Ramirez is leaving Taiwanese team The Rhinos after just 49 games because the club says he misses his family in New York.

The Rhinos said it tried to keep the 12-time All-Star in Taiwan, including raising his monthly pay to almost $60,000 from $25,000.

[AP at ESPN 6/19/2013]