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Rakuten Eagles: Ken Kadokura tosses 70 pitches in the bullpen as part of tryout

by on Jan.29, 2012 @ 11:32 pm, under NPB

Yosuke Takasu attended a fan club party at a hotel in Sendai today.  About 250 fans attended.


2nd round draft pick Yoshinao Kamata plans to take a book on pitching by Hisashi Iwakuma to spring camp.  Kamata did not toss a bullpen session during training camp for the 2011 draft class and told reporters that his shoulder was at about 60-70%.


Senichi Hoshino told the younger players working out at Kleenex Stadium that they should work on identifying their weaknesses and turning them into strengths (not overcome them).  For example, there is no need to try and throw a straight fastball, if it has a natural bend, figure out a way to take advantage of it.


Bullpen sessions:


Ken Kadokura threw 70 pitches in the bullpen as part of his tryout and told reporters he has no desire to retire yet.  The Eagles are expected to inform Kadokura of their decision within the next couple of days.


1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto threw about 70 pitches (mostly fastballs) in the bullpen on Saturday (standing catcher).