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Chunichi Dragons: February 25, 2012

by on Feb.26, 2012 @ 1:05 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Friday

  • Kazuki Yoshimi threw 201 pitches in the bullpen after pitching two innings against the LG Twins. (Sponichi)

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Between pitching two innings against the LG Twins and tossing a bullpen session, Kazuki Yoshimi ended up throwing about 252 pitches on Friday.

Yoshimi's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,194 grams, earlier today.

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Tony Blanco started taking soft-toss batting practice (about 30 minutes) on Friday after taking things easy the last few days due to lower bock stiffness.

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Masahiro Yamamoto, Kenshin Kawakami, and Yoshimi are scheduled to start three exhibition games beginning on March 2.  Each will toss two to three innings.  It is likely that the same three will be the ones to kick things off during the opening series.

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Through Friday, 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi is 8-for-28 with one homer and five RBI over eight games.

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