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Yuki Saito Spring Camp News and Notes: February 25, 2011

by on Feb.25, 2011 @ 3:06 pm, 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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Tomorrow's exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines will be broadcast live over Nippon Hoso, assuming Saito makes an appearance.  If he doesn't, the broadcast will be canceled.

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Masumi Kuwata feels Saito will do just fine if he continues to work on how he transfers his weight while pitching -- big pitchers can get by on just their arms while small pitchers need to rely on how they use their weight to build-up momentum and energy.

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Saito threw his 107-pitch bullpen session yesterday in order to nail down his mechanics.  Before the session, he also spent time reviewing footage of his delivery (taken during his session on 2/22) with pitching coach Masato Yoshii and mapped out areas that need to be worked on.

Saito's game schedule moving forward: 1 inning in relief against the Chiba Lotte Marines tomorrow; 2 innings of relief against the Yakult Swallows on 3/2; 3 innings of relief against the Yomiuri Giants on 3/6.