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Yakult Swallows: February 5, 2012

by on Feb.05, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions
 

Sunday

  • Masanori Ishikawa threw 151 pitches. (Sanspo)
  • Kyohei Muranaka threw forty-seven pitches to a standing catcher.  THis was his first session since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)

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INF/base-running coach Noriyuki Shiroishi worked with Tetsuto Yamada on his footwork and throwing form at short during practices on his day off on Saturday.

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Special instructor Tsutomu Wakamatsu began working as a special instructor today.

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Masanori Ishikawa told reporters today that he does not plan on throwing another 150+ pitch bullpen session during spring camp.

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The Swallows decided to send Hitoshi Yamamoto to Ni-gun camp after he was diagnosed with right elbow inflammationTatsuo Kinoshita will be called up in his place.

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3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane can star in a Blue Seal Ice Cream TV/radio commercial if he can win a stolen base title.

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The Swallows have received five cheer-leading uniforms from students at Bunka Fashion College and will have fans determine which one is used in 2012.  Fans will be able to vote for their favorite designs between February 6 and February 13 at the official team site.  The new uniforms will be unveiled on March 22.

The cheer-leading team will also be bigger this season, from seven members to twelve.