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Rakuten Eagles: Teppei to shift from center to right?

by on Feb.05, 2010 @ 10:16 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 7:53pm JST

...Masahiro Tanaka held a bullpen session Thursday and tossed 50 pitches to a standing catch.  His right ankle appeared to be ok.

=== 6:31pm JST

...Satoshi Nagai held a bullpen session on Friday and threw 97 pitches.

=== 2/5/2010 10:16am JST

...The Eagles appear to be thinking about moving Teppei from center to right.  That would allow the team to use speedier players in center like Ryo Hijirisawa and in center Akihisa Makida.  Teppei will likely begin preparing for the possible conversion to right starting on Friday.

...Takeshi Yamasaki doesn't think there's enough fighting spirit in the younger players.  He wants the younger players to push themselves harder in order to win position battles, and not necessarily be chummy with each other all the time.  To that end, Yamasaki is suggesting the team show a gang movie called Shura no Mure (修羅の群れ).