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[10/22/2013] Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.22, 2013 @ 1:28 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Through Sunday, Yusuke Matsui is 13-for-35 with three home runs during Phoenix League play.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp announced that Kila Ka'aihue and Kam Mickolio will return to their homes on the 22nd, Fred Lewis on the 23rd.  Bryan Bullington and Brad Eldred have already left Japan.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Fall practices began at Koshien on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 10/21/2013

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Takumi Akiyama started a Phoenix League game on Sunday.  He tossed four shutout innings, allowed five hits, and struck out five.  He has not allowed a run or a walk over his last fifteen innings of work.

Source: Sanspo 10/21/2013

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Ryosuke Ogata has so far played in twelve games during the Phoenix League (includes practices games) and is 14-for-38 with a home run and four RBI.

Source: Sanspo 10/21/2013

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Tatsuya Kojima is working his way back from a left elbow injury.  He threw thirty pitches in the bullpen at Naruohama on Sunday.

Source: Sanspo 10/21/2013

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The Tigers held a press conference at their team offices in Hyogo on Monday to introduce Nobuhiro Takashiro as their newest Ichi-gun INF/base-running coach.  Takashiro has been assigned the number seventy.  He will be a third base coach.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

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The Tigers announced that INF/base-running coach Teruyoshi Kuji will be stepping down from his post.

Source: official announcement

They also officially announced that they hired Masayuki Kakefu as a GM adviser and Ikusei/hitting coordinator.

Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

Fall camp will take place at Amami Naze Sports Park Municipal Stadium between November 5 and 18.  There will be one day off on November 11.

Source: official announcement

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Kiyoshi Nakahata was in Miyazaki to check on players participating in the Phoenix League.  He was not particularly happy with Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and plans to exercise a little tough love.

"Tsutsugo will not be going [to fall camp].  He might be the kind of prospect that comes around once every ten years and perhaps that has gotten to him?  Well, if that is the case, then why is he still where he is?  We need to take drastic measures." Nakahata said.

He added, "[Some may think he] won an everyday job last year, but he got that job because there was no one else."

Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2013