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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 16, 2011

by on Feb.16, 2011 @ 2:57 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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The Swallows' Ichi-gun roster has the day off today.

===== 2/16 @ 10:52pm

Yoshinori Sato, Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi, and Masato Nakazawa worked out at Urasoe Stadium on their day off today.  Nakazawa also celebrated his 26th birthday today.

===== 2/16 @ 2:57

Sanspo notes that Shohei Tateyama 8 could-be hits to Ryosuke Morioka and Tsuyoshi Ueda during his 55-pitch BP appearance yesterday.  He threw all his off-speed pitches, other than his curve.  Tateyama is currently scheduled to start a practice game against the Orix Buffaloes on the 21st.

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Masanori Ishikawa faced Yasushi Ihara and Kazuhiro Hatakeyama during his 48-pitch BP outing yesterday and allowed 7 could-be hits.  He also threw his new 120km/h sinker 3 times (which sinks low and away to right-handed batters).  Ishikawa is currently scheduled to start a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 20th.