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[7/12/2013] Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.21, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons have decided to add Ikusei outfielder Shingo Ito to the seventy-man roster.  Morimichi Takagi likes Ito's potential as a hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shingo Kawabata took extra fielding practice after general workouts at Jingu Stadium today.  Kawabata is trying to make sure he is fully ready for the second-half after he had surgery on his left ankle and missed most of the first-half.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers worked out for about two and a half hours at Koshien today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013

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The Tigers are planning to introduce a "hero car" to their home games at Koshien during the second-half.  In an attempt to bring players closer to fans, the hero car will allow players to take a tour of the outfield area after their hero interviews.

The Yomiuri Giants started using a hero car last year with great success.

Source: Sanspo 7/21/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata would like to see Alex Ramirez make it back to the active roster in August.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2013