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[7/3/2013] Norichika Aoki, Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Jul.03, 2013 @ 5:17 pm, under MLB

From July 2:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 4 @ WAS 0 RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .285

Batted lead-off. F7, 1B6, G4, G4 (force), G5. ... Contract info from MLB Blogs' Adam McCalvy:

Previously, a club official told MLB.com that Aoki's two-year contract, which runs through the end of 2013 and has a $1.5 million option for 2014, did not include language calling for the Brewers to release him when that deal is up. Under that scenario ... Aoki would have had three years of arbitration-eligibility from 2015-17 and would have remained Brewers property.

But that is not the case, according to Aoki's agent, Nez Balelo of CAA Sports, and Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash, who double-checked the language in the contract on Monday. It includes language stipulating Aoki will be an untethered free agent at the end of his current deal, whether or not the Brewers exercise their option.

[MLB Blogs 7/1/2013]

Munenori Kawasaki TOR DET 7 @ TOR 6 DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .224 Batted ninth. G4, Kl, Ks, Ks.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK TUC 0 @ SRC 2 SS 3 0 0 0 0 2   .267 Batted seventh. G5, K (foul tip), Ks.
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX HIC 9 @ SAV 2 DH 4 0 1 0 0 1   .167 Batted eighth. 1B7, F7, L8, Ks.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY NYY 7 @ MIN 3 RF 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .275 Batted second. G6, BB, 1B1 (RBI), 1B7 (R), Ks.
Gosuke Katoh NYY GCLNYY1 4 @ GCLATL 0 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0   .333 Batted second. BB, F8, F7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 2 @ LVG 12 LF 3 1 1 0 0 0   .329 Batted seventh. G5, 1B9 (R), G4. Was replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: July 6 vs Astros.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: July 4 vs Rangers.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                    

Will miss next start due to soreness in his left hip flexor. From ESPN's Wallace Matthews:

New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will miss his next scheduled start because of soreness in his left hip flexor.

Kuroda, 38, was flown back to New York for an MRI, which according to manager Joe Girardi revealed no tears or structural damage.

[ESPN 7/3/2013]

Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE COL 5 @ DUB 6 99-61 23 5.0 7 5 5 3 3 2 5.06 Left the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, no out and Columbus down 5-2. (WP 1).
Toru Murata CLE AKR 6 @ BOW 10 91-59 22 5.0 6 3 3 1 5 1 3.07 Left the game in the bottom of the 6th with Akron up 5-3.
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi COL CSP 4 @ TAC 10 28-17 8 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.67 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Colorado Spring down 9-1.
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY SWB 6 @ PAW 4 24-16 8 1.2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2.25 Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, two out, and Scranton up 4-2. Left the game in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on first and one out. (H, 2). (HBP 1).
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS SDN 1 @ BOS 4 13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.06 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-1. (S, 5).
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                     Next start: July 5 vs Durham.

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