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[7/29/2013] Mike Schultz, Steve Hammond senryokugai-ed by Orix

by on Jul.29, 2013 @ 2:58 pm, under NPB

The Buffaloes announced today that they senryokugai-ed (designated for assignment/released) Mike Schultz (33) and Steve Hammond (31).

"We signed Schultz with the hopes that he could go back to his Hiroshima days of throwing fastballs over 150km/h.  He did a lot of running and throwing.  He just never got it back to that point during practices or games.  Hammond did not make it up to the level we felt we needed him to be at to make the starting rotation," said team official Yoshio Murayama.

Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2013, official announcement