[3/6/2017] Samurai Japan news and notes

Updates from March 6

  • Ayumu Ishikawa is slated to get the start against Cuba on March 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2017
  • Shogo Akiyama was hit by a pitch on his right foot during a practice game against Hanshin on March 3. He was allowed to end his day early today and return to the team hotel for treatment. He is not expected to miss any games. Source: Sports Hochi 3/6/2017, Sponichi 3/6/2017
  • Takahiro Norimoto was able to participate in practices today. He could make an appearance out of the bullpen against Cuba. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2017
  • Ryo Akiyoshi might end up becoming the primary closer. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2017

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