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[11/12/2014] Suzuki Japan All-Star Series: News and Notes

by on Nov.13, 2014 @ 6:03 am, under Samurai Japan


  • Shintaro Fujinami (right thumb, bruise) is expected to make his start on the 16th as planned. Fujinami participated in full-squad workouts at Kyocera Dome on Wednesday. He was also able to make strong throws while playing catch at a distance of fifty to sixty meters. Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/12/2014
  • Hiroki Kokubo is not planning to make any changes to the middle of the batting order: Yoshio Itoi (three), Sho Nakata (four), and Seiichi Uchikawa (five). Source: Sanspo 11/12/2014
  • Robinson Cano, Eduardo Nunez, and Jose Veras visited Space 11 (Yu Darvish Museum) in Kobe on Tuesday. Source: official announcement
  • Evan Longoria recorded a grand slam on Tuesday. It was the first grand slam during a Japan-US game since Barry Bonds on November 14, 2002. Source: Sponichi 11/12/2014