[3/28/2017] Tatsushi Masuda set to be Seibu’s closer again this year

Tatsushi Masuda told listeners during a Seibu Lions radio show on Bunka Hoso earlier today that pitching coach Yoshihiro Doi told him he will be the closer from opening day. Masuda pitched in six exhibition games and recorded three saves. He and Brian Schlitter were competing for the closer role.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/28/2017

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