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Seibu Lions: Day Off / Kikuchi to refrain from throwing bullpen session until Wednesday

by on Feb.15, 2010 @ 4:59 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:58pm JST

...Taichi Yoshimi and Kenta Matsusaka both worked out on their day off.  Batting coach Hiroyuki Mori and assistant batting coach Satoshi Kuroda worked with the two players.

=== 2/15/2010 4:59pm JST

...Kikuchi did not hold a bullpen session on Sunday.  With the day off Monday, he has gone three straight days without a bullpen session.  He told reporters on Sunday that he will likely play some long distance catch on Tuesday (40-50 meters) and depending on how he feels after that, will pitch a bullpen session on Wednesday.  Kikuchi also said that he'd like to toss BP during the next session, if possible.

Kikuchi has thrown a total 8 bullpen sessions during Spring camp so far.  Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters that he'll be satisfied if Kikuchi can throw at least one BP before the end of Nango camp (2/26).

...Kikuchi received 60-70 boxes of chocolates for Valentine's day.  Hiroyuki Nakajima received about 120.

...During dodge-ball with kids on Sunday, Kikuchi played in three games and was hit all three times.