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Orix Buffaloes Spring Camp News and Notes: February 24, 2011

by on Feb.24, 2011 @ 10:27 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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The Buffaloes started the final leg of spring camp today (in Kochi between 2/24 and 3/3).

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Hayato Terahara tossed two bullpen sessions today because he struggled with his control and balance during the first session and wanted to take a breather before trying again.

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Shunta Goto (1st round) will be starting in right and batted 2nd during the Buffaloes' exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers on the 26th.

Akinobu Okada also plans on giving Masato Fukae (5th round) an opportunity to play as well.  With injuries to Shogo Akada, Makoto Moriyama, and So Taguchi, Okada is hoping one or both players will step up.  Incidentally, it seems Okada is trying to figure out who his starting players are by 3/5.  That means Fukae and Shunta have two exhibition games (both vs Hanshin; 2/26 and 2/27) to prove they're ready.

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The Buffaloes want improvement made to Miyakojima Stadium.  Seems the team also gave the major of Miyakojima an ultimatum: make improvements or the team will find another location to hold spring camp next season.