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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.


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.


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.


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