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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: November 13, 2010

by on Nov.13, 2010 @ 3:19 pm, under NPB

Takayuki Terauchi put on full catcher's gear during practice on Friday and spent about an hour catching a BP machine.  The Giants are looking for an emergency back-up catcher and are hoping Terauchi can fill the role.

Said Terauchi, "It's tough, but I want to do anything I can to help out."

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Kentaro Nishimura hurt his left flank while pitching on Thursday (11/11) and left for Tokyo on Friday to focus on rehab.  Nishimura is expected to be out about 2 weeks.

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As for yesterday, Jumpei Ono was scheduled to pitch in today's practice game against the Softbank Hawks.  Ono has been working on a curve this off-season to complement his 150km/h fastball.