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Yomiuri Giants: February 11, 2012

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

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Toshiya Sugiuchi threw 100 pitches, including two kinds of sliders, in the bullpen. (Sponichi)
  • Tetsuya Utsumi threw forty-two pitches in the bullpen. (Daily Sports)


Shuichi Murata stayed back after general workouts for extra fielding practice today -- he took his spot at third base while others took extra batting practice.


The NPB held a lecture on doping at the Ni-gun player hotel before practices today.


Norihito Kaneto and Hideki Sunaga worked out at Konohana Dome on Friday.  Their workouts included running and stretching.

Kaneto is expected to start Sunday's intra-squad game (three innings).  He also plans to test the curve he has been working on.

Sunaga has been working out at Ni-gun and was told by Yuya Kubo that he was opening up too quickly when pitching.


Michihiro Ogasawara is expected to play in Sunday's intrad-squad gameYoshinobu Takahashi, Yoshinobu TaniShinnosuke Abe, and Murata will also most likely play in Sunday's game.


Scott Mathieson told reporters on Friday that he might climb Mt. Fuji with his wife during the All-Star break.


Former Rakuten Eagles' manager Katsuya Nomura is expected to visit spring camp on Sunday.