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Yokohama Bay Stars: Tsutsugo begins his first day at Ichi-gun camp

by on Feb.16, 2010 @ 6:25 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/17/2010 12:16am JST

...Isao Harimoto was at Bay Stars' camp on Tuesday and had a chance to watch Yoshitomo Tsutsugo take batting practice.  While watching him hit, he noticed that Tsutsugo's right foot was opening up a bit early.  Harimoto also compared Tsutsugo to Hideki Matsui and felt he could compete for the home run title in his first year, so long as he fixed his right foot.

...Ricky Barrett threw 35 pitches during a bullpen session on Tuesday.  Takao Obana apparently wasn't very impressed.  Barrett will have a chance to change his mind as he's set to pitch an inning during an intra-squad game on Wednesday.

=== 2/16/2010 6:25pm JST

...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo began his day at Ichi-gun on Tuesday with a short speech in front of the team.  During fielding practice he took grounders at third (along with Shuichi Murata).  And during BP, he apparently took some good cuts that caught the eye of a few of the players and coaches.

...Yuji Yoshimi worked out on his day off Monday.  Yoshimi will likely pitch in an intra-squad practice game on the 20th.  He is vying for a spot in the starting rotation and has been getting some one-on-one help from Takao Obana during Spring camp this year.