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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 13, 2011

by on Feb.13, 2011 @ 2:27 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/13 @ 10:54pm

Alfredo Figaro and Evan MacLane both made appearances as BP pitchers today and faced Mitsutaka Goto and T-Okada.

Figaro threw 36 pitches and allowed 5 could-be hits while topping out at 146km/h (he also mixed in his curve and slider).  MacLane threw 37 pitches and allowed 7 could-be hits while topping out at 136km/h (he also mixed in his off-speed pitches like his sinker, two-seamer, and change.

The two are also scheduled to pitch during an intra-squad game on the 17th and during a practice game on the 22nd.

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Taguchi will continue to work out with the Ni-gun roster when the 4th block of spring camp begins on the 15th.

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Runners Yoko Shibui and Reiko Tosa visited the Buffaloes' spring camp facilities in Miyakojima, Okinawa today.  Tosa was able to visit the club due to her high school connection (they both went to Matsuyama Shogyo HS in Ehime) with batting coach Eiji Mizuguchi.  The two runners also handed out chocolates to Seung-Yeop Lee and Takahiro Okada.

===== 2/13 @ 2:27pm

So Taguchi was back at practice again today after missing the last three days with a cold.  Akinobu Okada also told reporters that Taguchi would be working out with the Ni-gun group today.