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Hiroshima Carp Spring Camp News and Notes: February 7, 2011

by on Feb.07, 2011 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/7 @ 10:25pm

Takeru Imamura made an appearance during BP today and threw 48 pitches.  Imamura appears to have also won a shot at pitching in a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 12th.

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Yuki Saito faced Kenta Kurihara and Chad Tracy during BP today and threw 56 pitches.

Saito managed to break Tracy's bat and later told reporters, "[I probably broke that bat] because it was a low pitch that was hit off the end of the bat.  My fastballs were actually a lot better than I thought they'd be.  The pitches I was throwing toward the end were close to my ideal."

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Otake told reporters today that he felt fine (no unusual tightness in his muscles) a day after tossing his first bullpen session in about 4 months.

Otake played some light catch today and plans on throwing a little bit harder tomorrow.  If his arm is feeling fine after that, he'll toss another bullpen session some time after that (during the third block).

===== 2/7 @ 3:57pm

Yuya Fukui (1st round) told reporters yesterday that while he didn't feel any pain in his left hamstring, he did feel some discomfort.  He also said that it was nothing serious.

And just like yesterday, Fukui worked out with Mike Schultz today.

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Kan Otake is hoping to pitch to a squatting catcher sometime before the 13th (after that, the Ichi-gun team heads to Miyazaki for the second leg of spring camp).