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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 22, 2011

by on Feb.22, 2011 @ 5:11 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's practice game against the Yomiuri Giants:

Evan MacLane started the game and gave up 2 hits, but did not allow a run over 3 innings of work.  He worked out of a runners on first and second, 1 out jam in the second by getting Hisayoshi Chono to hit into a double play.  MacLane was also throwing around the 130km/h range.

Masahide Kobayashi entered the game in the 7th and retired the side in order.

Seung-Yeop Lee started at first and batted 5th.  He went 2-for-4, including a 3-run homer to right off Shun Tono in the 3rd.

Yesterday's practice game against the Yakult Swallows:

Masato Fukae (5th round) had a hit and a walk and stole two bases -- a walk and a stolen base in the first inning (Shohei Tateyama on the mound); a game-tying RBI single in the 5th and a stolen base (Yuki Shichijo on the mound).

===== 2/22 @ 11:10pm

Kazuki Kondo and So Taguchi were not on the list of players that will be attending spring camp in Kochi -- Kondo felt discomfort in his right elbow and Taguchi in his right shoulder.  Both players will head to Miyakojima on the 23rd to get checked out.

===== 2/22 @ 5:11pm

Akinobu Okada likes Masato Fukae's (5th round) speed and could end up putting him on the active roster as a late-inning base-running specialist.