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Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 11, 2011

by on Feb.11, 2011 @ 1:41 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/11 @ 11:38pm

Yuya Kubo threw 100 pitches to a squatting catcher today; it was his second bullpen session in as many days.

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Shun Tono also tossed a bullpen session today and focused on throwing his off-speed pitches (curve, fork, slider) to the corners.

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Sawamura threw 52 pitches during BP today and gave up 7 could-be hits.  He also threw 1 curve and 1 slider.

===== 2/11 @ 1:41pm

Practice began indoors due to the rain.

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General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters yesterday that Hirokazu Sawamura could get a start against the Rakuten Eagles during an exhibition game on the 20th, but only if the "Eagles start a good pitch, like Masahiro Tanaka."

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Alex Ramirez took 19 swings of the bat during BP yesterday and collected 4 could-be hits.