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Around the NPB Horn: Tigers and Swallows

by on Oct.30, 2009 @ 2:28 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Takashi Toritani took 147 swings during BP on Thursday and hit 27 over the fence.

...Tomoyuki Kubota tossed 65 pitches in the bullpen on Thursday and continues to focus on strengthening his legs.

...Hiroki Uemoto and Yamato Maeda spent about 40 minutes working on fielding bunts during practice yesterday.

...Aki City Municipal Stadium, the stadium the Tigers use during training camp, is being renamed to Aki City Tigers Stadium.

Yakult Swallows

...Yuki was finally able to practice yesterday after being out with the swine flu virus.

Yuki lost about 5kg over the course of the season and will focus on building up his stamina and putting more muscle on over the off-season.