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[11/4/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.05, 2013 @ 4:15 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Jose LopezJohn Bowker, Scott Mathieson, and Dennis Houlton all left for their respective homes out of Narita Airport on Monday.

Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2013

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Hisayoshi Chono was sent to a hospital in Sendai for an X-ray.  The team doctor looked over the results and diagnosed Chono with a bruise on his left pinky.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2013

Yakult Swallows

Junji Ogawa canceled evening practices on Sunday and had players watch and write reports on Game 7 of the Nippon Series.

Ogawa is also making it a point to talk to every player attending fall camp to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2013

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Takanori Sato will have surgery on his left ankle on the 6th.  He will require about two months for a full recovery.  Sato suffered the injury while participating in the Phoenix League.

Sato is currently a free agent, but is expected to sign another Ikusei contract to stay with the Swallows.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Shota Dobayashi does not have an outfielder's glove and is currently borrowing one from Masamitsu Suzuki.

Dobayashi was seen taking fielding practice in right on Sunday.  He also took fielding practice at third, short, and second.  He is also expected to work out at first during fall camp.

On the hitting side of things, he is trying to strengthen his left wrist by swinging the bat with just his left hand during soft-toss batting practice.

Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata is hoping players can move past the problems they are having with the front office and focus on their workouts during fall camp.

Source: Sponichi 11/4/2013