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Rakuten Eagles: GASP! Eagles warm up in t-shirts and shorts

by on Feb.02, 2010 @ 8:43 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 10:38pm JST

...Hisashi Iwakuma tossed 100 pitches during a bullpen session on Tuesday -- 60 with the catcher standing and 40 with the catcher squatting.  He told reporters that he's slowly being able to put more strength into this throws.

...Teppei isn't too happy about hit hitting so far.  Because he was focused on building up his body during the off-season, he wasn't able to get in any batting practice until January 25th.  His goal for the time being is to make it through camp without getting hurt.

Teppei also said that he wasn't too worried about the season, not because he has confidence in himself, but because he knows (or thinks) things won't go well to begin with.

=== 4:25pm JST

...Takeshi Yamasaki and Norihiro Nakamura had solid starts to their Spring camp on Monday -- they both managed to go through the same 2-hour training menu the rest of the team went through during morning warm-ups.

...18 pitchers held bullpen sessions on Monday.  And for the time being, it seems the Eagles want all of them prepare themselves as starters.

=== 10:27am JST

...The Eagles announced on Monday that Richard Seko and Derrick White have been added to the front office as international scouts.

=== 2/2/2010 8:43am JST

...That rebel Marty Brown!  He had the Eagles Ichi-gun and Ni-gun groups warm up in t-shirts and shorts on Monday because they're easier to move around in.

...Juan Morillo held a bullpen session on Monday and tossed 46 pitches (including his change and slider).  He told reporters that he threw at about 80%.

After signing a contract with the club back in November, Morillo received a dozen NPB regular balls to practice with.