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[3/19/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.20, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hisayoshi Chono (right knee, elbow) is slated to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 20. Tatsunori Hara checked on Chono during a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 19. The outfielder is expected to play in the Nippon Ham exhibition game on March 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015
  • Shuichi Murata will not be joining Chono at Ichi-gun and will continue his workouts at Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki could make his first regular season start during a Chunichi series that begins on April 14 at Nagoya Dome. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yusuke Nomura could make his first regular season start on April 1 against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato is set to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 22. He will be pitching on ten days of rest. Days in between starts will begin to decrease over time. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015
  • Nobuyuki Okumura was sent back to Ni-gun on March 19 because they want him to focus on development. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015 ... The Swallows want to give Okumura playing time at positions other than second, like third and short. Source: Sports Hochi 3/19/2015