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Yakult Swallows: February 10, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Yoshinori Sato threw fifty-four pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen.  This was his second session since the start of spring camp. (Sanspo)
  • Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi faced Tsuyoshi Ueda, Tetsuto Yamada, and Nariaka Kawasaki during batting practice and allowed twelve could-be hits on sixty-eight pitches. (Sanspo)
  • Orlando Roman threw sixty-four pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)


The team had the day off today.


Hiroyasu Tanaka and Kenichi Matsuoka visited Urasoe Uranishi Junior High School on their day off today.


Orlando Roman worked out on his day off today and told reporters he was at around 90%.  He also showed off a knuckleball while playing catch and said that it was close to being game-ready.  Roman was also apparently the only foreign player that worked out today.

Roman is currently scheduled to start a practice game against the LG Twins on February 19.

FYI: Roman earned the nickname Goriraimo because he looks like the character with the same name from the Dokono Gaeru manga series.


Norihiro Akahoshi gave Masayoshi Miwa, Yuhei Takai, Tsuyoshi Ueda, Nariaki Kawasaki, and 3rd round draft pick Wataru Hiyane pointers on stealing bases on Thursday.

====== UPDATE 2/11 @ 2:04am

Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi is slated to start the practice game against the Samsung Lions on February 17.