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Yakult Swallows: February 21, 2012

by on Feb.21, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Yoshinori Sato faced Ryoji Aikawa, Yasushi Iihara, Masayoshi Miwa, and Yuhei Takai during batting practice. (Sanspo)


The Ichi-gun Swallows had the day of today.


Kazuki Fukuchi worked out at Urasoe Stadium today and is set to fully rejoin the Ichi-gun Swallows tomorrow.


Orlando Roman did some workouts (weight training) on his day off today.  Roman has worked out on every off day so far during spring camp.


Through Monday, Tsuyoshi Ueda is 10-for-21 with five stolen bases over five practice games.


Yoshinori Sato is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against KIA on February 27.

Atsuya Furuta observed Urasoe camp on Monday and said the following about Yoshinori:

  • he is on the right track with the adjustments he is making to his delivery
  • he needs to use off-speed pitches more effectively; even Yu Darvish does not throw every pitch at 100%
  • wants to see him pitch a full season

Furuta was responsible for drawing the winning ticket during the 2007 player draft (five teams selected him in the first round).