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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 14, 2011

by on Feb.14, 2011 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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The Swallows' Ni-gun roster is moving up to Miyazaki for the second leg of spring camp.

===== 2/14 @ 10:21pm

Aoki spent time tweaking his swing today after receiving some advice from special temporary batting coach Tsutomu Wakamatsu -- it's apparently like gripping the bat with the base on his index fingers.

===== 2/14 @ 9:42pm

Wladimir Balentien worked with general coach Takao Ise and batting coach Shinichi Sato on his hitting today.  Balentien has struggled in his attempt to adjust to Japanese pitchers and to the strike zone so far.

===== 2/14 @ 3:57pm

Yuki Shichijo (2nd round) threw 27 pitches during his two inning appearance against the Hanshin Tigers yesterday.  Seems Junji Ogawa was impressed with the outing and could be considering him as an option for the starting rotation.

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Norichika Aoki led all players on the team with the most Valetine's Day chocolates.

  1. Norichika Aoki - 250
  2. Yoshinori Sato - 180
  3. Tsubakuro - 98