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Yomiuri Giants: January 30, 2012

by on Jan.30, 2012 @ 11:25 pm, under NPB

Giants Eye in Miyazaki: The Giants announced today that they will be setting up cameras in Sun Marine Stadium, Himuka Stadium, Konohana Dome, and in the bullpens at Miyazaki Sports Park during spring camp and will be feeding the footage to the big screens located in Ballpark G.

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The players closed out their early training camp in Miyazaki today.

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Team rep/GM Atsushi Harasawa observed players working out in Miyazaki today.

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Michihiro Ogasawara signed some autographs after staying back for extra batting practice today.

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Yoshinobu Takahashi was excused from practices today because he was still not feeling well.  Takahashi first missed practices on Saturday and managed to get through most of the workouts on Sunday.  Team officials are telling reporters it is not serious (no fever, but headaches and a sore throat).

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Levi Romero arrived in Japan on Sunday.

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When Shinnosuke Abe approached Shuichi Murata for advice on Taishi Ota's hitting mechanics on Sunday, Muarata replied, "[Ota] has a tendency to lunge forward so it might be better if he relaxes more when he starts his swing."

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Bullpen sessions:

Monday

Hirokazu Sawamura tossed 34 pitches, including his slider.  He later told reporters he was throwing at about 60-70%.

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Tetsuya Utsumi threw 49 pitches to a squatting catcher.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi threw 28 pitches, including his slider, to a squatting catcher.  This was his third bullpen session in as many days (but the first time he threw to a squatting catcher).