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Yuki Saito Spring Camp News and Notes: February 21, 2011

by on Feb.21, 2011 @ 11:47 am, under NPB

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available so keep checking back if you have any interest in Yuki Saito.

===== 2/21 @ 10:55pm

Saito took 34 swings during soft-toss BP today.  He's also penciled in for a bullpen session tomorrow.

===== 2/21 @ 5:35pm

Saito did some running today (200 meter intervals) and also took some soft-toss BP.  He also did some running with Darvish before the start of warm-ups.  Saito did not appear to be bothered by stomach pains any more.

===== 2/21 @ 2:19pm

Saito "caught" Yu Darvish during practice today.  Darvish wanted to practice throwing with his left arm (balance reasons) and Saito used a catcher's mitt for their game of catch (Saito stood).

===== 2/21 @ 11:47am

The team doctor kept an eye on Saito during practice yesterday to make sure everything was ok.

Masataka Nashida told reporters that he wished Saito would start wearing his emotions a little more on his face, instead of keeping them bottled up inside and smiling all the time.


Ichiro Suzuki didn't seem to worried about Saito and recalled how he had problems with his stomach during his first very first spring camp in the US -- he worked out with the Seattle Mariners in 1999 (he was still with he Blue Wave at that point) and suffered major stomach problems (that led to vomiting and diarrhea) after eating some spare ribs.