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Yuki Saito Spring Camp News and Notes: February 23, 2011

by on Feb.23, 2011 @ 11:39 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.

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According to Sanspo, Saito's next outing will be in an exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on the 26th (1 inning).  And it seems his next 2-3 outings (including the one on the 26th) will be in relief.  His next start probably won't come until sometime in mid-March.

Daily Sports has a little more info: in addition to the relief outing on the 26th, they also mention that Saito will probably also make relief appearances during exhibition games on 3/2 (vs Yakult Swallows @ Sapporo Dome) and 3/6 (vs Yomiuri Giants @ Sapporo Dome).  So the Fighters will pitch Saito on three days rest as a reliever and probably 6 or more days of rest as a starter.

And with the final block of camp beginning on the 24th (the Ichi-gun roster has the day off today), Saito also told reporters that he'd like to reserve one day for a lot of throwing (around 100 pitches).

After his 61-pitch bullpen session yesterday, Saito sat down with Yu Darvish to review footage that was taken during their sessions.