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Rakuten Eagles: February 13, 2012

by on Feb.13, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • James Heuser (tryout) threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen. (Sponichi)
  • 2nd round draft pick Yoshinao Kamata threw fifty pitches, all fastballs, to a standing catcher in the bullpen. (Sanspo)


Senichi Hoshino watched James Heuser toss his bullpen session on Sunday.  The Eagles will most likely make a decision on Heuser after he pitches situational BP on February 14.

====== UPDATE 2/14 @ 1:29am

Akinori Iwamura did not play in Monday's intra-squad game because of tightness in his left hamstring.

"It is not serious.  I would play if this were a regular season game.  But it is not time to push hard.  Things are improving," said Iwamura.


The Eagles announced two changes to their coaching staff on Monday:

Ni-gun OF/base-running coach Osamu Yonemura will become Ichi-gun position player strengthening coach

Ikusei position players coach Yosuke Hiraishi will become Ni-gun OF/base-running coach