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Yomiuri Giants: January 14, 2012

by on Jan.15, 2012 @ 12:31 am, under NPB

The second block of training camp for the 2011 draft class ended on Saturday.

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Hayato Sakamoto left Japan out of Narita Airport to join Team Abe in Guam on Saturday.  Sakamoto had been working out in Miyazaki with Shinya Miyamoto (YAK) until Friday.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi worked on his bunts, took soft toss BP, and spent time in the cages during practices on Friday.  Sugiuchi uses the same kind of bat Norichika Aoki.

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1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto took a vision training test during practices on Friday and got perfect scores on five out of eight sections.  His final score (36/40) ended up just one point away from franchise record holder Hisashi Chono (37/40).

In other tests, Matsumoto finished near the bottom in situps; in sixth during a 3,000 meter run; and in 5th during a yo-yo intermittent test.