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Chunichi Dragons: Toshiya Okada returns to Ni-gun

by on Feb.12, 2010 @ 10:35 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...The Ichi-gun and Ni-gun teams worked out together for fielding practice at Chatan Stadium (Ichi-gun) on Friday.  The two groups split back up again after practice.

...Dionys Cesar took BP from both sides of the plate on Friday and laced a number of line drives.  Cesar can play almost any position on the field but has been working primarily at second so far during Spring camp.

...Wei-Ying Chen returned to practice on Friday after missing the last two days because he wasn't feeling.  On Friday, he worked out at Yomitan Stadium (Ni-gun) doing things like running and playing catch.  He told reporters that he was feeling much better.

...Toshiya Okada returned to Ni-gun after throwing a bullpen session at Ichi-gun on Thursday.  Seems the team wants him to continue focusing on strengthening his body.  The coaches were impressed with his bullpen session on Thursday though.

...Kazuki Yoshimi threw a simulated game on Thursday and tossed 2 shut out inning while giving up 2 hits.  In his first inning, he gave up consecutive singles to Akihiro Maeda and Masato Matsui.  But he bore down and got Masahiko Morino to hit into a double play and Masahiro Araki to ground out to second.  In his second inning of work, he retired Kazuhiro Wada, Hirokazu Ibata, and Motonobu Tanishige on grounders.

After the simulated game, Yoshimi held a 168-pitch bullpen session.