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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.


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.


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.


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.