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Rakuten Eagles: February 15, 2012

by on Feb.15, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

General

  • Satoshi Nagai threw 101 pitches in the bullpen on February 14 and 100 pitches on February 13.  The session on the February 14 was his eighth since the start of spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)

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The Eagles apparently see James Heuser as a possible closer.  His tryouts will last another week or so.

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Satoshi Nagai plans to toss a 200+ pitch bullpen session soon.

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Senichi Hoshino told reporters on Tuesday that he likes what he sees in 2nd round draft pick Yoshinao Kamata.  He also said that he will continue to push hard batting practices at until about ten days before the start of the regular season.

On Wednesday, Hoshino and the coaches checked out the facilities at Kin Stadium -- they are scheduled to play six practice/exhibition games there, beginning on Thursday.

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Hoshino's three MVPs from the first half of spring campShintaro Masuda, Ginji, and Toshihito Abe.

====== UPDATE 2/16 @ 12:52am

Keiji Uezono is scheduled to start a game against the Hanshin Tigers on February 22.

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Kohei Hasebe will be making a start against the Yomiuri Giants on February 21.