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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: January 14, 2011

by on Jan.14, 2011 @ 2:12 pm, under NPB

Tomoaki Kanemoto worked out at Naruohama on Wednesday for the first time this season.  He did some running outdoors (back and forth along the outfield fence, twice) and also ran five 100 meter and two 50 meter dashes.  If was the first time this year that Kanemoto did some running outside.

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According to Nikkan Sports, the Tigers will likely have the following four catchers at Ichi-gun spring camp: Akihito Fujii, Shinji Komiyama, Taichi Okazaki, and Takashi Shimizu.

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Okazaki worked out at Naruohama on Thursday and told reporters he would be going all out from the very first day of spring camp.

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The Tigers announced on Thursday that tickets to exhibition games at Koshien Stadium will go on sale beginning at 10am on the 25th.

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Benches will be placed in the outfield seating area at Aki Municipal Baseball Field during spring camp.  The benches will up the capacity of the field from about 500 to 750.  The benches will not be available during BP.