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2/17/2011: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Feb.17, 2011 @ 12:31 pm, under MLB

Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 40 pitches in the bullpen on the 16th (sitting catcher); Hideki Okajima threw 35.

Okajima also told reporters that he may have figured something out during his training in Australia and plans on trying it out this year.  Said Okjima, "If I keep doing the same thing, I'll get hit.  I'm going to show [opponents] a different Okajima this year]."

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Hiroki Kuroda is slated to start an exhibition game against the Angels on the 26th.  He kept his workouts light on the 16th (some long distance throws).

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Takashi Saito turned 41 on the 14th.  He threw 39 pitches in the bullpen on the 16th.

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Yoshinori Tateyama told reporters on the 15th that since his arrival on the 7th, he has already tossed 3 bullpen sessions.  He also had a chance to exchange greetings with for Hiroshima Carp Colby Lewis.  There's also Keith Comstock, the Rangers' rehab pitching coordinator that used to play for the Yomiuri Giants (1985 - 1986).