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[6/20/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Yokohama

by on Jun.20, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

With Yoshinobu Takahashi wanting more time at Ni-gun, 2nd round draft pick Susumu Orui will most likely take his spot on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2013

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The Giants are accepting pre-orders for a Shinnosuke Abe figure.

Source: official announcement, product page

Chunichi Dragons

Warner Madrigal could make his Ichi-gun debut as early as the 28th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2013

Madrigal threw forty pitches in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/20/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shingo Kawabata (coming back from left ankle surgery) played in a Ni-gun game against the Futures on Wednesday.  He was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 1-for-2.

Source: Sanspo 6/20/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to stack the line-up with at least five left-handed hitters when the team faces Hanshin Tiger pitchers Randy Messenger and Shintaro Fujinami -- Takehiro IshikawaTakayuki Kajitani, and Nyjer Morgan one through three and Keijiro Matsumoto and Sho Aranami six through seven; Tony Blanco and Norihiro Nakamura (both right-handed hitters) will sit at four and five.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2013