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Orix Buffaloes: February 11, 2012

by on Feb.11, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Chihiro Kaneko threw forty-eight pitches, including off-speed pitches, to a squatting catcher.  (Daily Sports)

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Intra-squad Game info move here.

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Team owner Yoshihiko Yamauchi observed practices at Miyakojima camp today.

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Akinobu Okada decided to give Takahiro Okada a shot at batting third, in front of Dae-Ho Lee.  He also plans to give Lee a couple of at bats before pulling him (does not want to risk injury).  At that point, Okada will move from left to first.

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Chihiro Kaneko could get exhibition game starts on March 7 (vs Yokohama), March 14 (vs Yomiuri), and March 23 (vs Hanshin).

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NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato visited Miyakojima camp on Friday.  Okada took the opportunity to tell Kato that better stadium/umpire announcements were needed with regards to the three and a half hour rule -- if not for the players, then definitely for the fans.

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Naotaka Takehara was sent down to Ni-gun after he started feeling tightness in both hamstrings on Friday.  8th round draft pick Takayoshi Kawabata was called up in his place.