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Nippon Ham Fighters Spring Camp News and Notes: February 5, 2011

by on Feb.05, 2011 @ 2:32 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/5 @ 10:49pm

1,500 fans showed up for the Fighters' meet and greet today.


Masaru Takeda threw 79 pitches in the bullpen today.  He later told reporters that his session was better than expected and that it meant his shoulder was in good shape.  Takeda also said that off-speed pitches were his bread and butter and that it was harder for him to control his fastball.

===== 2/5 @ 2:32pm

Yu Darvish threw 53 pitches to a squatting catcher today.  It was Darvish's third bullpen session during spring camp.


Masataka Nashida plans on using Dai-Kang Yang (Yoh) and Kazuya Murata during an intra-squad game on the 7th.  Both players will be batting second in the line-up.