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[3/7/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.08, 2014 @ 3:32 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto's next outing will come on the 11th during a Kyoiku League game against Orix.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014
  • Yudai Ono and Daniel Cabrera will start exhibition games against Rakuten over the weekend (8th and 9th, respectively).  Kazuki Yoshimi will start a practice game against Hiroshima on the 10th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014
  • Ono threw forty pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Possible opening day starting line-up?  Takehiro Ishikawa 2B, Noriharu Yamazaki SS, Takayuki Kajitani RF, Tony Blanco 1B, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo LF, Aarom Baldiris 3B, Kenjiro Matsumoto CF, Toshiki Kurobane C.  Source: Sponichi 3/7/2014, Sports Hochi 3/7/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Masanori Ishikawa is slated to start Saturday's game against Hiroshima.  He will most likely pitch five innings.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014
  • Masato Nakazawa threw about seventy pitches in the bullpen on Friday.  Nakazawa had to borrow a uniform from Takahiro Araki because his had not yet arrived.  Source: Sponichi 3/7/2014 ... Nakazawa is scheduled to pitch in a game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on the 9th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien returned to Tokyo after Thursday's exhibition game against Orix.  He will rejoin the team when they play Softbank at YafuOku Dome on the 11th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014
  • Tetsuto Yamada, Araki, Ryota Yachi, 2nd round draft pick Naomichi Nishiura, Tsuyoshi Ueda, and Akihisa Nishida spent about thirty minutes swinging the bat in the parking lot of their hotel on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2014