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[3/4/2014] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Mar.04, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa missed Tuesday's game against Hanshin with tightness in his back.  Source: Sponichi 3/4/2014
  • Kenji Otonari pitched in a Kyoiku League game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He pitched an inning, did not allow any hits or runs, and walked two.  It was his first outing since October 22, 2013.  His next outing will likely come on the 12th in a Kyoiku League game against Hanshin.  Source: Sanspo 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014
  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka was called up to Ichi-gun on Tuesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 3/4/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Yoshitomo Tani was scheduled to join Ichi-gun workouts on Monday in time to play in an exhibition game against Yokohama on Tuesday, but left foot pain delayed his arrival.  Tani was examined at a hospital on February 28.  There was swelling in the foot, but no broken bones.  The pain is likely due to fatigue/overuse.  If Tani is not careful, it could turn into a stress fracture.

Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2014, Sports Hochi 3/4/2014, Sports Hochi 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014

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1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida has been taking things slow because of tightness in his right shoulder.  He might start the year at Ni-gun because the coaches do not want to rush him.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuki Saito Bullpen 3/4 ~40 Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014

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Yuki Saito will start Wednesday's game against Yomiuri.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014