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Rakuten Eagles: February 14, 2012

by on Feb.14, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Satoshi Nagai threw 101 pitches in the bulppen. (Nikkan Sports)
  • 1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto threw 213 pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)
  • James Heuser (tryout) faced ten batters during situational batting practice and allowed two hits and two walks.  He threw a total thirty-one pitches and topped out at 144km/h. (Nikkan Sports)

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The Eagles closed out the Kumeshima leg of spring camp today.  They will travel to Okinawa Wednesday and restart practices on Thursday.

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1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto threw about 1,100 pitches during Kumeshima camp.  He was aiming for 1,200 pitches.

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The Eagles decided to extend James Heuser's tryout (it was supposed to end today).

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Darrell Rasner is working his way back from tightness in his right adductor muscle and should be able to toss a bullpen session soon (perhaps some time next week).

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The Eagles will send Jose Fernandez, Luis Garcia, and Yusuke Inoue down to Ni-gun.  Aoi EnomotoWataru Nishimura, Tadashi Ishimine, and Yusuke Kosui will remain with the Ichi-gun team after solid intra-squad performances.

Head coach Koichi Tabuchi told reporters Fernandez will rejoin the team as soon as he is ready (he got a late start).

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Valentine Chocolate RankingsTakahiro Shioma 70 boxes, Motohiro Shima 61 boxes, Masahiro Tanaka 58 boxes.

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Masahiro Tanaka told reporters after his intra-squad start on Monday that he decided to hold off on using the pitching mechanics Yu Darvish taught him during the off-season because he was having a hard time with them.