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[9/14/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.14, 2013 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Nobutaka Imamura is scheduled to make his Ichi-gun debut in a start against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on the 16th.

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2013

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Ryota Wakiya's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,500 grams.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013, official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons dropped another game at Nagoya Dome today and can no longer finish the season with an above-.500 record at home.   This will be their first losing season at home since 2002.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013

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The Dragons have started discussing the 2014 season with some of their core group of veteran players.  On Friday, the front office spent about ninety minutes with Masahiro Araki.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shinya Miyamoto spent about forty minutes working with Keizo Kawashima and Tetsuto Yamada on their bunt techniques after Friday night's game against the Hanshin Tigers.

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Seiya Suzuki was added to the active roster today.  He is the first rookie out of high school in franchise history to make the Ichi-gun roster in their first year since since Akihiro Higashide in 1999.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013

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Kenta Maeda's next three starts will most likely come on four and five days of rest.  His potential schedule: the 15th on four days of rest (vs Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium); the 21st (vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome) on five days of rest; and the 26th (vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome) on four days of rest.

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata worked with Sho Aranami on his hitting for over an hour during practices at Nagoya Stadium on Friday.

Source: Daily Sports 9/14/2013