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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 20, 2011

by on Feb.20, 2011 @ 8:15 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's practice game against the Chunichi Dragons was canceled due to the rain.

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With their game canceled, the Okinawa group headed to Uruma, Okinawa (Ishikawa Baseball Field) for about 2 hours of practice.

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Akinobu Okada is apparently satisfied with the way Shunta Goto (1st round) and Masato Fukae (5th round) have been playing and told reporters today that at this point, he had no reason to send them down to Ni-gun camp.  But it seems he does plan on sending Shunta back down to Ni-gun camp once the Buffaloes finish their practice game schedule (2/23).  Okada also said that while Shunta wouldn't start the season on the active roster, he expected him to make his way to Ichi-gun fairly quickly.

FYI: Goto is 6-for-16 with an RBI over 4 intra-squad games.