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2/21/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Feb.21, 2011 @ 11:35 am, under MLB

Ichiro Suzuki kept his training light 20th (which included 37 swings during indoor BP) and was done sometime after 12.

Ichiro is scheduled to take part in a commercial shoot for the team after practice tomorrow.


Dallas Braden purchased an inflatable Godzilla doll over the internet, dressed it in an A's unform, and placed it in the player's locker room as a welcoming gift / ice breaker for Hideki Matsui (via Daily Sports).

As part of his workouts on the 20th, Matsui took 80 swings with his right hand during soft-toss.


Tsuyoshi Nishioka took BP in the same group with Jim Thome on the 20th.

Practice on the 19th included taking grounders, indoor BP, and base-running practice.


Yoshinori Tateyama threw 38 pitches during BP on the 20th.  Tateyama faced a total 4 batters and allowed 2-3 could-be hits.


Koji Uehara did not toss a bullpen session on the 19th since he's scheduled to make an outing as a BP pitcher on the 21st.  He instead did some other things that included infield drills.


Kosuke Fukudome took outdoor BP on the 20th.  But the rain pushed everyone indoors and caused a little confusion -- no one seemed to know where or when to hit.  Practice ended past noon and Fukudome told reporters he was glad he was able to get get in some early morning practice.