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Rakuten Eagles: Last day of Ichi-gun Spring camp

by on Feb.21, 2010 @ 7:50 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...Sunday marked the last day of Ichi-gun Spring camp for the Eagles.  Brown told reporters that he was happy with the way things worked out and that he felt the team was beginning to work together as one.  He also told reporters that he's looking forward to seeing Koji Aoyama's growth this season, especially after he picked up a change.

...Masahiro Tanaka held a bullpen session on Sunday in preparation for his start against the Chunichi Dragons on the 23rd.  He also had a batter stand in the batter's box.

...Hisashi Iwakuma will be starting an exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 27th.  Satoshi Nagai will make a start against the Samsung Lions on the 25th.

...Seems Juan Morillo will be the team's closer to start the season.

...Iwakuma threw 47 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday.  Seems he was all over the place.

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

Wataru Karashima tossed a scoreless inning in relief and struck out 2.

Ryo Hijirisawa collected 2 hits.