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Yuki Saito Spring Camp News and Notes: February 15, 2011

by on Feb.15, 2011 @ 11:13 am, under NPB

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available so keep checking back if you have any interest in Yuki Saito.

===== 2/15 @ 10:54pm

Saito is currently scheduled to toss a bullpen session on the 17th.  He will not be making any appearances as a BP pitcher during the current clock.

Saito also spent some time working with Yu Darvish today (lower body training exercises).

===== 2/15 @ 11:13am

As mentioned before, Saito will be taking things easy during the 4th block of spring camp (2/15 - 2/17).  As of now, he isn't scheduled to toss a bullpen session today.

The Fighters are also thinking about giving Saito complete control of his own training schedule because they feel he can handle it (he has a solid track-record during college and pitched well against the Samsung Lions).


Saito's response when asked for his thoughts regarding a chance to pitch against Norichika Aoki during a practice game appearance against the Yakult Swallows on the 20th:

I'd love to face him.  I'd like to see what the upper level [players] can do.

Saito also mentioned that his game against the Samsung Lions didn't really carry much weight with regards to his season this year because 1) they weren't an NPB team and 2) because it was only a 1 inning outing.

Incidentally, the Swallows also have other Waseda University graduates on the roster like Hiroyasu Tanaka and Shinichi Takeuchi.