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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 20, 2011

by on Feb.20, 2011 @ 4:14 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters was canceled due to the rain.


Yesterday's practice game against the Yokohama Bay Stars:

Kyohei Muranaka threw a total 34 pitches.  He also threw his new change-up 7 times.

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Yasuhiro Ichiba threw 202 pitches in the bullpen today.

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Norichika Aoki stayed back after extra BP yesterday and swung the bat 163 times and hit 103 could-be hits, including 12 that went over the fence.


Players like Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, Yasushi Ihara, and Osamu Hamanaka are competing for the everyday LF job.  Unless of course something happens to Shinya Miyamoto (third base; Hatakeyama) or Wladimir Balentien (right field; Ihara or Hamanaka).


The Swallows will be donating a total 600,000 yen to the Miyu Kaname Fund.  The donation includes money from ticket sales made during yesterday's practice game against the Yokohama Bay Stars and a contribution from the club.