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Chunichi Dragons: February 8, 2012

by on Feb.08, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions


  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi went 0-for-2 during situational BP -- strikeout looking, ground out to first. (Daily Sports)
  • Masahiko Morino went 1-for-2 during situational BP -- single off Yudai Ono and fly out to left against Toshiya Okada. (Nikkan Sports)



  • Kenshin Kawakami threw seventy-eight pitches.  It was his fourth session since the start of spring camp. (Sports Hochi)


Nikkan Sports reports that Kenshin Kawakami (36) married a US citizen last year.  Sports Hochi Osaka adds that her name is Mina Patterson (29) and that she is half Japanese (mother is Japanese).

Kawakami is slated to toss batting practice on February 10.


Takeshi Yamasaki spent some time giving Naomichi Donoue and Ryoji Nakata pointers on hitting on Tuesday.  Masahiko Morino and Hirokazu Ibata have also looked to Yamasaki for some advice as well.


Morimichi Takagi threw 205 pitches during batting practice on Tuesday (his first outing as a BP pitcher since the start of spring camp) -- he threw eighty-eight pitches to N. Donoue and 117 pitches to Daiki Yoshikawa.

Before practices on Tuesday, Takagi handed out over 100 autographs.  After practices, he spent about an hour signing autographs.

====== UPDATE 2/9 @ 1:52am

Former head coach turned Sponichi baseball analyst, Shigekazu Mori, visited spring camp in Chatan on Tuesday.