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Chunichi Dragons Spring Camp News and Notes: February 18, 2011

by on Feb.18, 2011 @ 1:40 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Yesterday's practice game against the LG Twins:

Takahiro Saeki was the starting DH and batted 6th.  He went 2-for-2.

===== 2/18 @ 11:27pm

Felix Carrasco spent time taking fielding practice and BP today.  In two practice games so far this spring, he's gone 3-for-9 with 3 RBI.  Carrasco is hoping to play in tomorrow's practice game against the SK Wyverns.

===== 2/18 @ 8:13pm

Masahiko Morino stayed back for about an hour and 20 minutes worth of extra BP today.


Wei-Ying Chen did not touch a baseball during practice today and spent most of his day working on his upper body.

Said conditioning coach Watari Sumida, "While he doesn't have any problems with his upper body, it's going to take a bit longer."

===== 2/18 @ 1:40pm

Takuya Asao got some pointers on how to throw two types of fork balls (one that spins like a slider and another like a shuto) from the LG Twins' temporary coach Kazuhiro Sasaki before yesterday's practice game.  He worked on both during his 41-pitch bullpen session today.  Asao is also working on a palm ball.


Takahiro Saeki spent about 3 hours hitting in the cages after general practice on Wednesday.