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Softbank Hawks: Bum-Ho Lee felt tightness in his right shoulder

by on Feb.09, 2010 @ 3:15 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 12/10/2010 12:23am JST

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka took about 120 swings during his first long toss BP of Spring camp  on Tuesday.  He also tried running slightly longer sprints and doing a variety of other exercises to test his right knee.

=== 9:17pm JST

...Due to the rain, the Hawks took situational BP indoors.  Practice focused on hit-and-runs and bunts.  Hiroki Kokubo and Jose Ortiz also worked on their bunts as well.

...Tsuyoshi Wada threw 33 pitches to a standing catcher during his bullpen session on Tuesday.  It was his first bullpen session since 2/3.  He told reporters that he was able to throw comfortably.

=== 2/9/2010 3:15pm JST

...Nobuhiro Matsuda faced Koji Mise during BP on Monday.  He took 21 swings and recorded 10 could-be hits, including 3 that went over the fence.

...Nobuhiko Matsunaka took soft toss BP on Monday and will likely move to long soft toss BP on Tuesday.

...Bum-Ho Lee took grounders at third during extra practice after general practice on Monday but did not make any throws to first due to tightness in his right shoulder.  He later told reporters that there was no pain involved and that it wasn't a big deal.

Early during BP, Lee faced Shinsuke Ogura and recorded 3 could-be hits (no home runs) on 15 swings.  He appeared to be late on quite a few swings.

...Soichiro Tateoka received some coaching help from Sadaharu Oh on Monday during soft-toss BP.  Tateoka apparently needs to work on hitting the ball out in front more.

...After his bullpen session on Monday, Tatsumi Shingo sat down with Koji Akiyama and compared footage from his bullpen session with footage of Toshiya Sugiuchi and Tadashi Settsu.  After watching the footage, Shingo was told that he needed to work more on his weight transfer during his delivery.

...Yasushi Kamiuchi threw 47 pitches during BP on Monday.  He faced Yuya Hasegawa and Tomoaki Egawa.  He didn't give up any could-be hits but did apparently throw 29 balls.

...Nagisa Arakaki threw 48 pitches during his bullpen session on Monday.

...Oh appears to be pleased with the way things are going for the Hawks during Spring camp so far.