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Ryota Igarashi, Hisanori Takahashi, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Junichi Tazawa

by on Feb.21, 2010 @ 4:46 pm, under MLB

Ryota Igarashi finally got to wear his uniform on Saturday when his uniform pants arrived.

Igarashi worked on his curve on Saturday while Hisanori Takahashi worked on all his pitches other than the shuto (he threw 50 pitches).


Hideki Okajima worked on his fielding and did some long distance throwing on Saturday.  He complained of tightness in his left leg the previous day but appeared to be doing better on Saturday.  Okajima is also learning how to throw the split-finger change.  He is scheduled to throw on the 21st.

Daisuke Matsuzaka finished out his practice on Saturday with a 1.5 mile run (he was also allowed to work on his upper body again during weight training).  Matsuzaka's locker is located between Jason Varitek and Scott Atchison's.

Junichi Tazawa threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session.  Tazawa is working on polishing his fork after a coach suggested he try using the pitch more.


Kenshin Kawakami (about 65 pitches) and Takashi Saito (about 40) held bullpen sessions on Saturday.


Koji Uehara worked on his pick-off and fielding on Saturday.


Hideki Matsui took part in a TV commercial shoot on Saturday.  He took about 25 swings for the shoot.