From July 2:
|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.
|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.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: July 6 vs Astros.|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: July 4 vs Rangers.|
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.
|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.|
|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).|
|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.|