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Hanshin Tigers Preseason News and Notes: March 4, 2011

by on Mar.04, 2011 @ 5:25 pm, under NPB

Daiki Enokida worked out at Koshien today (including catch and infield drills) in preparation for his next outing on the 6th (exhibition game vs Yokohama).


Kenji Jojima played some catch yesterday.  Towards the end of the session, he moved things over to the field where he made 10 throws to second (from near home plate) and then made 12 throws to first.  Assuming he's physically ok,  Jojima might be able to start playing in games as a DH beginning on the 9th and move on up to catching on the 12th.

For practice today, Jojima did some base-running exercises with his cleats on -- including a some head-first slides back to first.


Yuya Ando (coming back from right shoulder pain) threw 31 pitches in the bullpen yesterday (sitting catcher).  No word on when his next bullpen session will be at this point.


Craig Brazell has hit safely in two straight exhibition games. ... Shunsuke Fujikawa has hit safely in four straight exhibition games. ... Matt Murton does not have a hit through 3 exhibition games. ... The pitching staff has tossed 32 consecutive exhibition game shutout innings.