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Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 14, 2011

by on Feb.14, 2011 @ 2:00 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


The Giants have the day off today.


Yesterday's intra-squad game:

Taishi Ota started at third and batted 4th for the whites.  He finished the day 0-for-3 (ground out to short, fly out to short, strikeout) and also made a throwing error to first in the 7th.

Yoshiyuki Kamei started at third and batted 4th for the whites.  He went 0-for-4 and struck out twice.

Rusty Ryal was the starting DH and batted 3rd for the reds.  He went 0-for-2.

Daisuke Fujimura entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 5th with runners on first and second with 1 out and nailed a 2-run double to left-center.  He reached on a fielding error (E6)ded out in his second at bat in the 7th and finished the day 0-for-2 with 2 RBI.

===== 2/14 @ 9:20pm

Hidetoshi Tsuburaya worked out for about an hour on his day off today. ... Daijiro Tanaka spent about 2.5 hours working out today -- walking / running, soft-toss BP. ... Kentaro Nishimura worked out for about 1.5 hours today - running, playing catch.  Nishimura started the spring at Ni-gun camp and is trying to earn a call-up to Ichi-gun camp. ... Atsushi Yachida and a number of other Ikusei players, like Takahiro Ijuin and Kenta Doi, spent some time working out today under the watchful eye of Ni-gun manager Masahiro Kawai.

===== 2/14 @ 2:00pm

Shugo Fujii worked out on his day off today in preparation for an outing during an intra-squad game tomorrow.  Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round), also scheduled to pitch tomorrow, spent some time working out today as well.  The two did some running, did some stretches, and played some catch.


Tatsunori Hara invited the Kashima Antlers (J-1 soccer team) to the Giants' intra-squad game yesterday.