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Yakult Swallows: February 7, 2012

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

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions



  • Yoshinori Sato threw twenty-eight pitches to a standing catcher.  This was Yoshinori's first bullpen session since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)


  • Orlando Roman tossed his fifty pitch session to a squatting catcher. (Sanspo)


Special instructor Tsutomu Wakamatsu worked with players on their bunts after general practices today.

On Monday, Wakamatsu spent about an hour coaching 3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane during extra soft-toss BP.


Tatsuro Hirooka visited the Swallows in Urasoe on Monday and worked with Hiroyasu Tanaka after general practices.  He also spent some time with Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi.


Kimiyasu Kudo visited Swallows' camp in Urasoe on Monday for TV Asahi.  Katsuki Akagawa met Kudo and asked him for pointers on how to throw the curve.


Orlando Roman is currently slated to pitch in a practice game against LG on February 19.

====== UPDATE 2/8 @ 2:29am

2nd round draft pick Ryohei Kiya, 4th round draft pick Yuya Ota, and 6th round draft pick Masato Furuno are each expected to pitch two innings in relief during a practice game against LG on February 16.