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Hanshin Tigers: February 7, 2012

by on Feb.07, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Tuesday

  • 1st round draft pick Hayata Ito took ninety-nine swings during extra BP and hit three over the fence. (Nikkan Sports)

Tuesday

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Matt Murton arrived in Japan today and is scheduled to join the team for spring camp tomorrow.

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4th round draft pick Kazuo Ito faced three batters during batting practice today and allowed fourteen could-be hits on seventy-nine pitches.

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Special instructor Tatsuro Hirooka worked with Takahiro Arai on his throwing today -- he had Arai throw 404 baseballs into a net over about a two hour period.

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Kyuji Fujikawa has been eating four meals a day since he first started working out this year.

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No players that worked out at Ginoza Stadium on their day off Monday.

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Six athletes that worked out with Shinjiro Hiyama in Guam this winter will be visiting spring camp some time around February 20 in order to show their support for the forty-two year old.

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Sanspo's Tigers Promise with Yutaka Wada:  If the team wins a championship, Sanspo will give away an onsen trip and Wada will hold a baseball clinic for six youth baseball teams (elementary and junior high).  If the teams does not win a championship, Wada will autograph and give away six personal items.

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Actor Ken Watanabe apparently likes the following line-up:

1: Toritani, 2: Hirano, 3: T. Arai, 4: Kanemoto, 5: Murton, 6: Brazell, 7: catcher, 8: pitcher, 9: Shibata, Shunsuke, or Nakatani.

====== UPDATE 2/8 @ 2:32am

According to Sponichi, Norihiro Akahoshi will be working with the Tigers as a special instructor.  He is expected to begin sometime during the second block of spring camp (which began on Tuesday).

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