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[7/16/2015] Mazda All-Star Series 2015: News and Notes

by on Jul.17, 2015 @ 2:16 am, under NPB

Notes through July 16:

  • Announced starters for Game 1 at Tokyo Dome: Nippon Ham's Shohei Otani for the Pacific League and Yomiuri's Tomoyuki Sugano for the Central League. Otani will most likely pitch two innings.
  • Potential starters for Game 2 at Mazda Stadium: Nippon Ham's Mitsuo Yoshikawa for the Pacific League and Hiroshima's Hiroki Kuroda for the Central League. If Kuroda gets the start for the CL, he will join Yutaka Ono as the only pitchers in their forties to get a start during an All-Star game.
  • Orix's Yoshio Itoi is set to participate in the All-Star series, even though he is not fully healthy.
  • Softbank's Edison Barrios will sit out the All-Star series with inflammation in his right shoulder. Yuito Mori was named as his replacement.
  • Mizuno sent Rakuten Motohiro Shima and Yuki Matsui All-Star pink and blue gloves.
  • The Mazda All-Star Game 2015 Charity Auction will take place between July 30 (12:00) and August 6 (23:00). Proceeds will be donated to four groups supporting people that were affected by the Great East Earthquake. Sixty-two uniforms worn by players and coaches during the series, in addition to six umpire uniforms, will be on the block.

Source: Sanspo 7/14/2015, Sponichi 7/15/2015, Sponichi 7/16/2015, Sports Hochi 7/15/2015, Sports Hochi 7/16/2015, ZakZak 7/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2015, official announcement (Barrios), official announcement (charity auction), official announcement (starting pitchers)