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[10/20/2013] Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.21, 2013 @ 2:44 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Motonobu Tanishige is in Miyazaki checking on players participating in the Phoenix League.  Sunday was his second day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/2013


Mitsuo Tatsukawa will join the team as an Ichi-gun battery coach.  The Dragons are expected to make an announcement soon.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/20/2013Sports Hochi 10/20/2013

Yakult Swallows

Yuhei swung the bat about fifty times during soft-toss batting practice on Saturday.  It was the first time he took batting practice since he had surgery on his right knee.  Yuhei's knee is back to where he can run straight dashes and he started taking fielding practice in the outfield on Friday.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Takeru Imamura, Ren Nakata, and Takashi Uemoto were sent to Miyazaki on Saturday to participate in the Phoenix League.

Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars are planning to make a decision on whether or not Takayuki Kajitani is a viable option to play the outfield during fall camp in Amamioshima.

"Kajitani makes too many errors at short.  We can not worry pitchers by having him out there.  We also want to make sure he can concentrate on his hitting.  We will think about a conversion after we see how he fares at third and left during fall camp," Kiyoshi Nakahata said.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/2013