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[3/1/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.02, 2014 @ 1:56 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • 2nd round draft pick Katsuki Matayoshi is scheduled to pitch in Sunday's game against Yokohama.  Source: Sponichi 3/1/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Shota Suzuki attended his high school graduation on Saturday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masaya Emura and Katsuki Akagawa were sent down to Ni-gun for more work.  Source: Sponichi 3/1/2014
  • The new indoor training facility at Ni-gun Toda cost about 500 million yen.  The size of the space increased from 589 square meters to 1,160 square meters.  Source: Sponichi 3/1/2014


Wladimir Balentien will not be traveling with the team for road exhibition games against Orix (March 5-6 at Kyocera Dome) and Hiroshima (March 8-9 in Fukuyama and Mazda Stadium).  He will remain in Tokyo and continue his workouts.

There is a good chance Balentien will end up returning to the outfield after another rough day at first on Saturday.

Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2014, Sports Hochi 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014