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Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Hideki Matsui

by on Feb.22, 2010 @ 10:23 am, under MLB

On Sunday, Daisuke Matsuzaka worked on his fielding -- he handled bunts and lightly threw over to first, second, and third.  He told reporters that he plans on playing catch at a distance of a bout 60 feet on Monday.

Hideki Okajima threw 50 pitches in his first bullpen session during Spring training.


The TV commercial Hideki Matsui was shooting the other day was for Komatsu.  They have relied on Matsui to be their spokesperson since 2003.  It was also their first overseas commercial shoot with Matsui.

Of the 25 swings Matsui took during the commercial shoot, 10 were apparently could-be hits.

(Nikkan Sports mentions 49 pitches during the commercial shoot that led to 32 swings.  On top of that, he apparently took another 50+ swings during soft toss BP.)