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[6/21/2013] Chunichi, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jun.21, 2013 @ 5:54 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Warner Madrigal is scheduled to make his NPB debut in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on the 22nd.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2013

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Takuya Asao (right shoulder) could pitch an inning in a Ni-gun game on the 23rd (vs Hiroshima).  Asao tossed situational batting practice on Thursday -- he threw twenty-six pitches to Sang-Hoon Song.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp are planning to go with a six-man rotation for the time being -- they want to give Kenta Maeda and Bryan Bullington six days of rest in between each of their starts to avoid re-injury.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Blaine Boyer is working on a cutter that he started playing around with while in the US.  Jason Standridge has given him tips on how to throw the pitch.

Source: Sanspo 6/21/2013, Daily Sports 6/21/2013, Sponichi 6/21/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2013

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Through Thursday, the Tigers have added forty-three players to the active roster and removed forty players.  They added seventy-four players and removed seventy-one players all of last season.

Source: Sanspo 6/21/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura is open to playing short if needed.  He last played short in a game on August 17, 2002.  He also played second for the first time in his pro career during his first year with Yokohama on October 13, 2011.

Source: Sponichi 6/21/2013