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PL News and Notes: January 22, 2012

by on Jan.23, 2012 @ 12:06 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Kenji Tsuchiya worked out at Kamagaya on Sunday and threw 20 pitches in the bullpen.  Tsuchiya had been working out with Yu Darvish in Miyazaki (January 6 - January 20).

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Hideki Kuriyama is planning to hold meetings with players during spring camp.  He also wants players to take notes.

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Atsunori Inaba made an appearance at a Levanga Hokkaido (basketball) game in Sapporo on Saturday.  He also attempted a ceremonial pre-game free throw and missed.

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7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima was a guest at a tee ball seminar that took place at Waseda University on Saturday.

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Kuriyama, Makoto Kaneko, and Sho Nakata participated in talk sessions during Nippon Ham Group's product exhibition at Kyocera Dome on Saturday.

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Kuriyama attended a Soka University baseball alumni gathering on Saturday.

Seibu Lions

Sanspo notes that Yusei Kikuchi threw 21 pitches (including off-speed pitches) during his bullpen session on Saturday.  Other reports, like Sponichi, mention 11 pitches.

Chiba Lotte Marines

1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka plans to toss his second bullpen session on either January 23 or January 24.  Fujioka threw 30 pitches during his first session on January 19.  He will most likely toss about 40 pitches during his second session.