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CL News and Notes: January 20, 2012

by on Jan.21, 2012 @ 12:45 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Michihiro Ogasawara worked out for over eight hours in Miyazaki on Friday.  His workouts included trunk/lower body strengthening exercises in the morning and playing catch, fielding practice, and BP in the afternoon.

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Ryosuke Miyaguni worked out at Giants Stadium on Friday.  His workouts included running and playing catch.  Miyguni also spoke to reporters and said, "It has been some time since the sprain.  I do not feel any discomfort.  I am feeling fine."

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Tetsuya Utsumi, Tetsuya Yamaguchi and the rest of the pitchers working out in Guam returned to Japan on Friday.

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Yoshinobu Takahashi, Tomoya Inzen, and Daisuke Nakai returned from their workouts in Okinawa on Friday.

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Taishi Ota started his workouts at Giants Stadium before 10am on Friday (running, BP, fielding practice).

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Yoshiyuki Kamei worked out for about four hours on Thursday.

Yokohama Bay Stars

When it comes to the line-up, Kiyoshi Nakahata does not want to get too caught up on playing lefty/righty match-ups because they do not always work.  He also wants to keep things flexible and open-ended.