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Rakuten Eagles Spring Camp News and Notes: February 5, 2011

by on Feb.05, 2011 @ 9:54 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Masahiro Tanaka threw 63 pitches to a squatting catcher today; Hisashi Iwakuma threw about 80 pitches to a standing catcher.

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During morning shouts on the beach near the hotel today, Shinya Okamoto shouted that he wanted to appear in more games than the uniform number he wore (61).

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Senichi Hoshino told reporters yesterday that Manabu Mima (2nd round) was a candidate to close games.  As such, Hoshino plans on trying Mimi out as a closer during an intra-squad game on the 11th.

4 comments on “Rakuten Eagles Spring Camp News and Notes: February 5, 2011

  1. Kyle

    That’s interesting about Mima. Rakuten does really need an obvious closer. Last season was just terrifying at times.

  2. muratafan

    Hi Kyle,

    This is Muratafan. Occasionally, I was in on the live blogging of Eagles’ games with Andrew’s site. Do you what’s happened to him and/or his site? Thanks in advance.

    -Muratafan

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