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[10/7/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 1:33 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants are placing a ban on bicycles for young players living in the team dorm after Taishi Ota suffered a spill that gave him scrapes and bruises all over his body.  The players will now be required to either hitch a ride with a teammate that owns a car or the dorm leader.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto worked out at Nagoya Stadium on Monday for the second straight day.  His day today included tossing batting practice to a number of players.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

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Daniel Cabrera returned home out of Chubu International Airport on Monday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda has so far given up two grand slams over his career: Edgar Gonzalez on July 30, 2010 and Tetsuto Yamada on October 6, 2013.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Team owner Shinya Sakai confirmed to reporters on Monday that the organization does not plan on terminating Yutaka Wada's contract early, regardless of how the team does during the post-season.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013

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The players participating in the Phoenix League are scheduled to play in twenty-one games over twenty-two days -- eighteen Phoenix League games and three practice games.  Their one day off is scheduled on the 16th.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

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The Tigers posted early details for Fan Appreciation Day on Monday.  Shinjiro Hiyama is expected to attend.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to give Alex Ramirez (senryokugai) the start in right for the final game of the regular season.

"I would like to give him the start in right.  I would like to give fans as much of an opportunity to see him.  For as long as possible.  He will get the start in right and bat fourth," Nakahata said to reporters on Sunday.

Ramirez usually plays left, but will be shifted to right where all the Yokohama fans will be sitting.

Nakahata also plans to include Hichori Morimoto (senryokugai) and Masaaki Koike (retiring) in the starting line-up.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013