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[3/11/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

by on Mar.12, 2015 @ 4:37 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyoiku League game against Nippon Ham on March 11: Leslie Anderson was the starting designated hitter and batted fifth. He went 1-for-3 before he was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 8th. Anderson is making his way back from left-elbow surgery. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2015
  • The Yankees hired former Giant Hideki Matsui as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman. Source: NJ.com 3/10/2015, New York Post 3/11/2015, MLB.com

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi could make his first regular season start on March 31 against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2015
  • Shintaro Fujinami will most likely pitch in two more pre-season games: March 15 against Yokohama at Yokohama and March 22 against Orix at Kyocera Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 3/11/2015
  • The Tigers have two slots available in the starting rotation. Suguru Iwazaki and Yuta Iwasada are left-handed candidates; Akira Iwamoto and second round draft pick Tsuyoshi Ishizaki are right-handed candidates. The Tigers would ideally like to have one left-handed pitcher and one right-handed pitcher join Randy Messenger, Minoru Iwata, Shintaro Fujinami, and Atsushi Nomi in the six-man rotation, but the last two spots could end up going to Iwamoto and Ishizaki. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2015
  • Yao-Lin Wang's tryout will begin on March 12. Source: Sanspo 3/11/2015