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Chunichi Dragons Spring Camp News and Notes: February 20, 2011

by on Feb.20, 2011 @ 3:15 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's practice game against the Orix Buffaloes was canceled due to the rain.

===== 2/20 @ 8:39pm

Keisuke Seki (5th round) joined the Ichi-gun team for practice today (just a one day visit).  He also tossed 85 pitches in the bullpen with Hiromitsu Ochiai watching.

===== 2/20 @ 3:15pm

Hirokazu Ibata told reporters today that he started feeling pain in his teeth 2 days ago and visited a dentist, only to find out that he was clenching his jaw too hard during his training.  Ibata has also managed to lose 5kg since the start of spring camp and weighs less than his ideal weight of 72kg.

The Dragons have a scheduled day off tomorrow (their last during spring camp).  While Ibata usually works out on these days off, it appears he'll take it easy tomorrow and rest.


Kazuki Yoshimi threw 15 pitches off the mound today (5 more than the last time he threw off a mound on the 16th and with a standing catcher).  It was more an extension of playing catch with Yoshimi wanting to check on his footing while throwing from on an incline.