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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: January 5, 2011

by on Jan.05, 2011 @ 5:25 pm, under NPB

In an effort to help Craig Brazell avoid swinging at bad pitches, batting coach Yutaka Wada is thinking about letting Brazell stand in on pitcher's bullpen sessions early on during spring camp (to get a head start on getting his eyes used to pitches and the strike zone).

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Yamato's goal for 2011: 0 errors and about 20 stolen bases.

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Takahiro Arai will once again try his hand at Gamogyo (護摩行) -- fire ritual prayer.

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During a visit to a shrine on Tuesday, team owner Shinya Sakai jokingly said that since he felt Kenji Jojima was doing alright on his (with regards to his rehab), he only prayed for Tomoaki Kanemoto.