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Chunichi Dragons Spring Camp News and Notes: February 4, 2011

by on Feb.04, 2011 @ 4:04 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

=== 9:11pm

Wei-Ying Chen made an appearance during BP today and tossed 53 pitches.

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Yudai Ono (1st round) continues to take things slow as he makes his way back from left shoulder problems.  Ono still has not been able to play catch at full strength and is still only throwing at a max distance of about 20 meters.

Ono has been working out Kazuki Yoshimi and Akifumi Takahashi at Ni-gun.

=== 4:04pm

Hitoki Iwase threw 47 pitches during BP today; he faced Motonobu Tanishige and Kazuhiro Wada.

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Masahiro Yamamoto worked out under a separate training menu (for about 1.5 hours) today.  He told reporters that he felt fine and that he felt no pain in his right ankle if he didn't apply to much pressure on it.

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Hiromitsu Ochiai made the pitchers run yesterday.

After borrowing a stopwatch from the training coach, Ochiai spoke to individual pitchers to set times for how it would take them to run an 800 meter.  If the pitchers failed to make it in in the time that was designated, they'd have to do it over.  Ochiai had each pitcher run three timed 800 meters.  Out of all the pitchers, Wei-Ying Chen was the only one that actually had to do a run over.

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Daiki Yoshikawa (2nd round) was placed into the same group as Hirokazu Ibata after being in the same group as Keiji Oyama and Akihiro Maeda.  The Dragons want Yoshikawa to watch and learn from Ibata.