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Yakult Swallows: January 22, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB

6th round draft pick Masato Furuno and Ikusei 2nd round draft pick Hugo Kanabushi tossed bullpen sessions today.

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Kyohei Muranaka plans to use nanoblocks during spring camp as a way to strengthen his fingers and improve his focus/concentration.

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Hiroyasu Tanaka returned from his training session in Los Angeles on Saturday.  Tanaka worked on strengthening his trunk muscles and managed to drop his fat content from 15% to 12%.  He also bumped into Norichika Aoki while in the US.

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A number of players, including Ryoji Aikawa and Shinichi Takeuchi, worked out at Jingu Gaien today.  Both players returned from training in Saipan on Saturday.

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Yoshinori Sato tossed three bullpen sessions during his workouts in Saipan (he returned yesterday).  During one of them, he threw a total 45 pitches.  He also will not be participating in the charity game on March 10.