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Chunichi Dragons: February 10, 2012

by on Feb.10, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Hirokazu Ibata used a one kilogram training bat during situational BP and hit a double to left-center. (Nikkan Sports)
  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi went 0-for-2 during situational BP: he faced Hiroki Kongo and Kenichi Nakata and grounded out to the pitcher twice. (Sponichi)

Friday

  • Hitoki Iwase, Kenshin Kawakami, Kazuki Yoshimi, Takuya Asao, Maximo Nelson, and Jorge Sosa all tossed batting practice. (Nikkan Sports)  Kawakami faced Kazuhiro Wada and Takeshi Yamasaki and threw forty-six pitches, mostly fastballs. (Sports Hochi)  Sosa tossed the session at about 80%. (Sports Hochi)

Thursday

  • Kenichi Nakata faced eight batters during situational batting practice and allowed on hit. (Nikkan Sports)
  • Yuichi Hisamoto faced six batters and did not allow any hits on fifteen pitches. (Sports Hochi Osaka)

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Tony Blanco and Nobumasa Fukuda felt tightness in their lower backs during warm-ups today.  Blanco was allowed to leave practices early while Fukuda spent some time doing some light indoor workouts before leaving.  Both players are considered day-to-day.

Enyelbert Soto (right calf tightness since February 1) continues to workout/rehab at Ni-gun.

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A Masahiko Morino look-alike visited Chatan camp on Thursday.  A Hiromitsu Ochiai imposter, who looked nothing like him, also showed up on Thursday.