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Yokohama Bay Stars: February 17, 2012

by on Feb.17, 2012 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Shogo Yamamoto threw 126 pitches in the bullpen. (Sports Hochi)

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The Bay Stars held a press conference at Ginowan Stadium for Oscar Salazar today.

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Naoto Watanabe returned to full-squad workouts today and is expected to play in Saturday's game against Rakuten (off the bench).  Watanabe suffered a contusion on his left flank during practice on Tuesday and was working out separately from the rest of the team.

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Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was hit by a pitch on his left ankle during batting practice today.  He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a contusion; there was no structural damage to the bone.  His status for Saturday's game against Rakuten is unknown (day-to-day).

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Alex Ramirez spent about twenty minutes asking Kiyoshi Nakahata for permission to become Yuki Yoshimura's sole coach today.  Ramirez wants to make things easier for Yoshimura by limiting the number of coaches giving him advice.  Nakahata apparently agreed to the request.

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Even though the Bay Stars lost their practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Thursday, Nakahata was satisfied with overall team performance -- they managed to score four runs off Yuki Saito, they were vocal on the field until the very end, and they played with a lot of excitement.