[4/16/2016] Hikaru Ito taken off active roster

Hikaru Ito was taken off the active roster on April 15 because the coaching staff was unhappy with his work behind the plate. In the five games he made the starting line-up at catcher so far this year, the Buffaloes were 0-5.

  • March 25 – 5-4 against Seibu – Chihiro Kaneko
  • March 26 – 9-5 against Seibu – Taisuke┬áKondo
  • April 1 – 4-3 against Lotte – Chihiro Kaneko
  • April 2 – 6-2 against Lotte – Kazuki Kondo
  • April 9 – 13-1 against Rakuten – Chihiro Kaneko

Source: Sponichi 4/16/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2016

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Orix 41 18 23 0
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