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Orix Buffaloes: Day Off

by on Feb.15, 2010 @ 5:36 pm, under NPB

...Alex Cabrera worked on his hitting for about 30 minutes with batting coach Eiji Mizuguchi on Sunday.  After practice he spent some time in the weight room.  He later told reporters that he was tired but that he was at about 90%.

...Takahiro Okada may not have picked up any hits over the three intra-squad practice games the team has played so far (0-for-8), but Akinobu Okada doesn't appear to be losing any sleep over it.  He told reporters that T-Okada's strike out on Sunday was great and that T-Okada isn't paid to hit during Spring camp.

...The starting rotation will likely include Chihiro Kaneko, Shogo Yamamoto, and Kazuki KondoHiroshi Kisanuki likely pushed himself closer to getting a spot in the rotation with his outing on Sunday.

...Additional notes from Sunday's intra-squad practice game:

Okada struck out in the third with runners on first and third and 2 out.  He didn't pick up a hit in the game.

Kaneko topped out at 146km/h.