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Yakult Swallows: February 18, 2012

by on Feb.18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Shohei Tateyama faced Masayoshi Miwa, Yasushi Iihara, and Ryosuke Morioka during batting practice.  He threw a total sixty-five pitches and allowed two could-be hits.  This was Tateyama's first batting practice outing during spring camp. (Nikkan Sports)

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Orlando Roman is scheduled to start tomorrow's practice game against LG.  Roman told reporters he might test his knuckle if the situation permits, like two outs and no runners.  The last time he threw a knuckleball was back when he was in the New York Mets' organization in 2005.

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The Swallows could give exhibition game starts on February 25 (vs Hanshin) and February 26 (vs Rakuten) to Masanori Ishikawa and Shohei Tateyama.

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Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi next start could come against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 23.

Masubuchi has already thrown 1,000+ pitches during spring camp.