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Softbank Hawks Spring Camp News and Notes: February 19, 2011

by on Feb.19, 2011 @ 3:49 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's intra-squad game:

Anthony Lerew did not allow a run over 2 innings of work.  He did give up a hit and topped out at 148km/h.

Yuki Yanagita hit a home run to left off Sho Iwasaki in the 5th inning.

===== 2/19 @ 9:54pm

Keisuke Katto (right elbow pain) joined the rehab ground in Fukuoka today.  Katto had the elbow checked out in a Fukuoka hospital yesterday, but tests did were not conclusive.  Pitching coach Ikuo Takayama told reporters the club will probably have Katto go to a couple of other hospitals for second opinions before making any decisions.

===== 2/19 @ 3:49pm

Tsuyoshi Wada threw 76 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also had someone stand in the batter's box partway through the session.  He is currently scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 21st.

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Sho Iwasaki did some running and played some catch on his day off yesterday.  Iwasaki told reporters that he had a chance to toss two bullpen sessions with Toru Hosokawa catching him.  And during those two sessions, Hosokawa advised Iwasaki to be more aggressive inside (don't worry hitting the corners or hitting the batter).

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Hiroki Kokubo visited a middle school during his day off yesterday and met about 700 kids.