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[11/6/2014] Samurai Japan News and Notes

by on Nov.07, 2014 @ 6:07 am, under Samurai Japan

Samurai Japan announced on Thursday that Yakult's Yasuhiro Ogawa will be unable to participate in the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series because of an injury. Softbank's Shota Takeda will take Ogawa's spot on the roster.

Source: official announcement

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Talento Yusuke Kamiji is slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Monday's game between Samurai Japan and Softbank-Nippon Ham.

Source: official announcement

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Notes

  • The final Hanshin-Yomiuri roster was released on Thursday and can be view here.
  • Shintaro Fujinami is slated to start the first game of the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series on November 12 at Kyocera Dome. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2014 ... UPDATE: Reports from 11/7 point to Kenta Maeda as the starter for the first game. Source: Daily Sports 11/7/2014, Sports Hochi 11/7/2014
  • Atsushi Nomi will start the Hanshin-Yomiuri vs MLB All-Stars exhibition game at Koshien on the 11th. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2014
  • 21U Samurai Japan: Yuya Yokoyama could start either the third or fourth game of the 21U World Cup tournament. Source: Daily Sports 11/6/2014