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Yakult Swallows: February 10, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • 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)

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The team had the day off today.

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

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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.

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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.