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Orix Buffaloes: Day Off / George Foster joins the front office as a scout advisor

by on Feb.09, 2010 @ 10:51 am, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 8:53pm JST

...Akinobu Okada sat down with his coached to work out the practice menu for Spring camp moving forward.  He told reporters that the team really needs to switch gears and move back into playing baseball.  To that end, the Buffaloes will play 4 intra-squad practice games over the 5 days (the length of the third session).

The team also strongly suggested that all players spend some time outdoors instead of indoors.

...Tomorrow's intra-squad practice game starters will be: Shinya Nakayama and Yuki Nishi.

=== 3:28pm JST

...The Buffaloes officially announced on Tuesday that George Foster joined the front office as a US-based foreign player scout advisor.

...Akinobu Okada caught Toru Anan's bullpen session on Monday and was pleased with what he saw, especially his forkball.  And it seems Anan can throw a couple of different kinds.

...The Eagles have an advanced scout checking up on So Taguchi (and likely the rest of the team) during Spring camp.  The two teams will play three games against each other to start the regular season.

=== 2/9/2010 10:51am JST

...Akinobu Okada recommended golf to his players for their day off.