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CL and PL News and Notes: Kenji Jojima catches Daiki Enokida’s bullpen

by on Mar.04, 2011 @ 12:13 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) threw 66 pitches in the bullpen today with Kenji Jojima doing the catching.  It was the first time this spring the two were paired up together.


Tomoaki Kanemoto took fielding practice outdoors (in left) yesterday for the first time this year.  Batting coach Atsushi Kataoka hit about 25 baseballs out to Kanemoto and a "cutoff man" was placed near the shortstop area so that Kanemoto could work on his throws (about 20-25 meters).  And during BP, he swung the bat 56 times.

The Tigers are hoping that Kanemoto will be able to play in a couple of their upcoming home exhibition games (4 games beginning on the 9th).

Yomiuri Giants

Ryosuke Miyaguni (2nd round) and Taichi Tanaka (3rd round) both re-joined the Ni-gun roster for practice today.  The two players left Ni-gun spring camp on 2/27 to return to their homes in order to attend their high school graduations.

Yakult Swallows

Shinya Miyamoto suffered a bruise on his right hand during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  An examination of the hand did not reveal any problems with the bones.  He did not take BP during pre-game practice today and will not be traveling with the team to Fukuoka for 2 games against the Softbank Hawks at Yahoo Dome.

Softbank Hawks

Brian Falkenborg was supposed to pitch tonight, but didn't because he apparently wasn't ready.

Rakuten Eagles

Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to start an exhibition game against the Seibu Lions on the 5th.