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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 1, 2011

by on Feb.01, 2011 @ 5:35 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yoshinori Sato tossed 69 pitches to a squatting catcher today.

Said Sato, "I threw about 1,400 to 1,500 pitches during spring camp last year.  I'd like to throw about the same amount this year."  Regarding the new baseball, "I've been throwing it since fall camp so it doesn't feel that strange to me.  Personally, I think it's good to move to one standard baseball."


Masanori Ishikawa will try to win the opening day start using a new sinker that's somewhere between his 130km/h sinker and his 100km/h sinker.  If he gets the opening day start and wins, he'll set a new club record for opening day victories with 4.