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[3/1/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.02, 2015 @ 4:49 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto will continue his training at Ni-gun for the time being. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2015
  • The Giants are hoping Hisayoshi Chono (right elbow and knee) will be ready to play rehab games in mid-March. He has resumed batting practice and is throwing at distances of up to seventy meters. Kenji Yano and Leslie Anderson, also in the middle of rehab, are hoping to play in games in late-March. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Akira Iwamoto's practice game start against Seibu on March 1 was rained out. He is now scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game against Softbank on March 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2015
  • Seung-Hwan Oh's first appearance could come on March 10 against Hiroshima at Koshien. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2015
  • Minoru Iwata pitched in a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on February 28. He tossed four shutout innings and allowed four hits. His next appearance could come during an exhibition game against Seibu at Koshien on March 7. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2015
  • Suguru Iwazaki will most likely start a Kyoiku League game against Softbank on March 5 and pitch five innings. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami's next appearance will most likely be in relief against Seibu on the 6th. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2015 .. Fujinami could pitch about three innings. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takaya Toda did not meet expectations and will be sent down to Ni-gun for more work. Ryuhei Matsuyama and Shota Dobayashi will be sent down to Ni-gun to get more playing time in Kyoiku League games. Matsuyama and Dobayashi will rejoin the Ichi-gun team on the 5th. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are eighty-eight games from 10,000 games and twenty-eight victories from 5,000. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka selected Yasuhiro Ogawa as his opening day starter. Manaka notified Ogawa of his decision during Saturday's exhibition game against Yomiuri. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2015, Chunichi Sports 3/1/2015 ... Ogawa's next start will most likely come during an exhibition game against Rakuten on March 6. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2015