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Draft News and Notes: Shinnosuke Abe catches Kyohei Tsuchimoto

by on Jan.28, 2010 @ 9:50 pm, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

...Shuichi Furukawa tossed a 35-pitch bullpen session to a squatting catcher on Thursday.  He told reporters that he threw at about 50-60% capacity.

Furukawa is currently in Miyakojima for joint mini camp.

Rakuten Eagles

...Eagles' rookie mini camp ended on Thursday.

...Kenji Tomura held a bullpen session on the last day of mini camp and tossed about 30 pitches to a squatting catcher.

Seibu Lions

...Yusei Kikuchi threw about 100 pitches over his nine bullpen sessions.

Yomiuri Giants

...3rd round draft pick Kyohei Tsuchimoto tossed a bullpen session on Thursday.  After throwing 10 pitches to a standing catcher, Shinnosuke Abe took over behind the plate and caught 21 one pitches from Tsuchimoto.