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An brief update on some Major Leaguers as we head into the weekend.

  • Kenshin Kawakami, who had been assigned to AA to begin the season, will be placed on the DL with right shoulder pain. This comes on the heels of his first 2011 win with the Mississippi Braves.
  • Following the evaluation of x-ray results on Tuesday, the Twins’ Tsuyoshi Nishioka plans to be back on the field “by mid-May, at the earliest.” Nishioka is currently undergoing rehabilitation following an injury suffered in a game versus the Yankees on April 7th.
  • Ryota Igarashi said that the New York Mets  “have no leader” after a frustrating loss against the Astros on Monday.

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  1. Adam
    Billy D
    24/04/2011 at 2:50 pm Permalink

    Here’s a great vid. that follows Nishi. rehabbing, courtesy of FSN North:

  2. Adam
    24/04/2011 at 4:27 pm Permalink

    Hey our old friend Ryo makes an appearance in that video 🙂

  3. Adam
    26/04/2011 at 6:58 pm Permalink

    What the heck is Kawakami doing in AA? He should still be a serviceable arm on almost any team.

  4. Adam
    26/04/2011 at 8:37 pm Permalink

    He’s getting screwed by the Braves. Peter Hjort puts it nicely:

    His cutter hasn’t been as good in MLB as it was in Japan, but he can still pitch at the MLB level. I hope he gets another shot.