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Chunichi Dragons: February 22, 2012

by on Feb.22, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Takeshi Yamasaki took about 120 swings during extra batting practice: about forty swings during ten minutes of regular batting prectice; and about eighty swings during about twenty minutes of soft-toss batting practice. (Nikkan Sports)
  • 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi hit two doubles off Yuta Muta during situational batting practice. (Sponichi)

Wednesday

  • Masahiro Yamamoto threw 110 pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)

Tuesday

  • Shinsuke Saito threw thirty-seven pitches during situational batting practice and allowed two hits (twenty plate appearances).  This was Saito's first out during situational batting practice during spring camp this year. (Nikkan Sports)

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Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to toss situational batting practice at Ni-gun Yomitan on Feburary 24.

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Maximo Nelson has not done any pitching since he started feeling stiffness in his right shoulder on February 10.

====== UPDATE 2/23 @ 1:26am

The Dragons are planning to take it slow with Tony Blanco (tightness in his lower back) because they do not want to risk a serious injury.  They will probably keep a close eye on him for about a week to ten days.