Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

Yokohama Bay Stars Spring Camp News and Notes: February 16, 2011

by on Feb.16, 2011 @ 5:09 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/16 @ 11:12pm

Daisuke Miura tossed a bullpen session today (no word on the number of pitches) and spent most of his time checking on his off-speed pitches.

===== 2/16 @ 5:09pm

Brett Harper took 30 swings during BP today and hit 9 over the fence.


Naoyuki Shimizu threw 201 pitches in the bullpen today (a high for Shimizu this spring).

Shimizu - "I wanted to get really tired.  And since I won't be throwing tomorrow, I [decided to throw a lot today] to see how much tightness I'll end up feeling in my shoulder and elbow tomorrow.  If I threw the ball wrong, I'm sure the tightness will also be bad."

Shimizu is scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 20th.


The media learned yesterday that Sho Aranami (3rd round) was being promoted to Ichi-gun camp in Ginowan, Okinawa today.  Aranami has already made appearances in two intra-squad games (centerfield batting lead-off) and finished with fairly decent results -- he went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the first game and hit a triple in the second game.