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CL considers announcing starting pitchers


CL considers announcing starting pitchersThe Central League may follow in the Pacific League's footsteps and announce starting pitchers this season in an effort to attract bigger crowds, several sources told Kyodo News on Friday.

''We can't deny the possibility that we could do it this season,'' said the Chunichi Dragons' team representative Ryohei Sato, who also chairs the CL board.

''If we do it, we'll have to decide at the March 1 board meeting. It will be difficult if we face too many objections there.''

The PL has been announcing starters at all of its games since 1994, less the interleague games. The CL flirted with it just in '94, doing it only on Sundays.

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