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Hiroshima Carp Spring Camp News and Notes: February 24, 2011

by on Feb.24, 2011 @ 5:40 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/24 @ 11:38pm

Bryan Bullington threw around 50 pitches in the bullpen today.

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Fukui threw 40 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also threw his fork for the first time this spring.  Fukui isn't expected to pitch in any exhibition games until March.

===== 2/24 @ 5:40pm

Mike Schultz faced Yuichiro Mukae and Yoshihiro Maru during BP today and threw 35 pitches while allowing 3 could-be hits.

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Soichiro Amaya told reporters that he's working on keeping his swing level, something he picked up when he had a chance to work out with Norichika Aoki for one day during the off-season (in January).

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Nikkan Sports is carrying an interview with Yuya Fukui (1st round).  I'll try to translate it later, if I have the time.

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Sports memorabilia collector and appraiser Shigeo Maeno thinks the glove Kenta Maeda used last season is worth about 800,000 yen.  Maeno once placed a price tag of 750,000 yen for a Roger Clemens NY Yankees uniform.