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Braves' Kawakami scratched from start

By: AP
By: AP

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Kenshin
Kawakami was scratched from his scheduled spring training start
Thursday night because of shoulder fatigue.

Kawakami, the first Japanese player ever signed by the Braves,
is projected as one of the starters in a revamped rotation that
also includes newcomers Derek Lowe and Javier Vazquez.

Vazquez will start in Kawakami's place against the Detroit
Tigers.

Kawakami has started three games for the Braves, going 2-1 with
a 1.86 ERA in 9 2-3 innings. He has allowed eight hits, walked four
and struck out four.


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