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Yomiuri Giants: January 25, 2012

by on Jan.25, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Today was the last day of training camp for the 2011 draft class.

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Takahiko Nomaguchi showed up for practice at Giants Stadium around 8am today.  His workouts included weights, running, and playing catch.

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Ryosuke Miyaguni threw 31 pitches (mostly fastballs) in the bullpen today.  This was his first bullpen session since he suffered a left ankle sprain earlier this month.

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Masako Ishikawa (Head of Nippon TV Gakuin) gave the 2011 draft class a lecture on how to handle the media (abdominal breathing instructions, interview tips).

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Yi-Hao Lin arrived in Japan today.  Lin returned to Taiwan in December last year and fulfilled his 12-day military requirement -- ordinarily, people are required to spend about a year and a half in the military but Lin received an exception after he made the national team.

The Giants are looking at Lin as one of their closer candidates.

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Shuichi Murata does not want to focus too much of his time on practicing because that could lead to injuries.  Instead, he plans to spending time communicating with other players.

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Shinnosuke Abe is thinking about holding mini-meetings where players can exchange ideas/suggestions/opinions during spring camp (especially with all the new faces joining the team).

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The Giants will be playing one night game, on July 25 vs Yokohama (at Tokyo Dome), that begins at 7pm this season.  With this one game, they plan to see how much interest people have in attending games after work.