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[3/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:52 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Aaron Poreda and Miles Mikolas are slated to make the opening day starting rotation. Source: Daily Sports 3/22/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to use Hirokazu Sawamura as the team closer. Source: Sponichi 3/22/2015
  • Scott Mathieson was sent down to Ni-gun for more work. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Itaru Hashimoto (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Saitama on March 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • General coach Toshinori Nagata is slated to return to the team on March 24. He was discharged from the hospital on March 20 and visited Mazda Stadium on March 22. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015
  • The Carp announced that Juan Arnaldo Benitez Sanchez, a player from their academy in the Dominican Republic, will be playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs this season (March 19 until late-May and from August until the end of the season). Source: official announcement
  • Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day. Singer-songwriter Tamio Okuda will be the catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige is not planning to put himself in the opening day starting line-up at this point in time. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Third round draft pick Toshihiko Kuramoto will most likely make the starting line-up at short. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are currently expected to arrived in Japan on March 26. Yulieski will most likely spend a few days at Ni-gun and join the Ichi-gun team on March 31. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 22: Yoshinori Sato started the game and gave up a run on two hits over four innings of work. He faced fifteen hitters, walked one, struck out two, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2015
  • Yuichi Matsumoto is slated to get the start in right on opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015