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Yomiuri Giants: Michihiro Ogasawara, Kazunari Sanematsu, Daijiro Tanaka head to Miyazaki for workouts

by on Jan.13, 2012 @ 10:24 pm, under NPB

Michihiro Ogasawara, Kazunari Sanematsu, Daijiro Tanaka, and bullpen catcher Jun Mochimatsu headed to Miyazaki out of Haneda Airport today.

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The Giants held a press conference for Takayuki Takaguchi today (compensation for losing Saburo Omatsu to the Chiba Lotte Mairnes).  He was assigned the number 53.

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Yoshinobu Takahashi has been working out at Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha since Tuesday.  Takahashi had been using a facility in Onna, Okinawa since 2007, but decided to change locations this year.

Said Takahashi, "They have indoor training facilities so I can practice even if it rains.  They also have a pitching machine.  The facilities here are really good so it means there is more I can do."

Daisuke Nakai and Tomoya Inzen are also working out along with Takahashi.  The group will continue to use Cellular Stadium through to 1/20.

The three of them, plus BP pitcher Ryosuke Onuki, took the day off today and played some golf.

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1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto and 3rd round draft pick Ryuji Ichioka visited Shinjuku on their day off on Wednesday.