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Chunichi Dragons: January 20, 2012

by on Jan.20, 2012 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Masahiro Yamamoto threw about 30 pitches in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium today (half-bent catcher).

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Takeshi Yamasaki returned from his workouts in Hawaii today and told reporters that he did not take a single day off and did things like run 30 kilometers a day.

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Masahiko Morino has not felt any discomfort in his right shoulder and recently said to reporters, "It has been a while since I have been able to swing the bat at this time of year without any problems."

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Takuya Asao tossed 75 pitches to Atsushi Fujii, Keiji Oyama, and Kei Nomoto during BP on Thursday.

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Daiki Yoshikawa worked out side-by-side with 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi at Nagoya Stadium today.  The two also stayed back after practices in order to take BP in the cages.

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Morimichi Takagi plans to take a close look at his players during the first block of spring camp and will then shuttle players between Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps, depending on their performances, beginning in the second block of spring camp.  Takagi also hopes to narrow players at Ichi-gun camp down to about 30 by late February (from 41).