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Chunichi Dragons: February 27, 2012

by on Feb.27, 2012 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

The Dragons had the day off today.


Maximo Nelson's right shoulder apparently is not getting any better.  He is now scheduled to have it examined when he returns to Nagoya when spring camp ends on February 29.


Aside from meeting Masahiro Yamamoto for lunch today, Takeshi Yamasaki spent his day off relaxing at the player hotel.


Through Monday, 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi is 8-for-30 with one homer and five RBI over nine games.


Possible upcoming starters:

  • Hitoki Iwase, followed by Masahiro Yamamoto, on March 2, exhibition game against Hiroshima
  • Kenshin Kawakami on March 3, exhibition game against Hiroshima
  • Kazuki Yoshimi on March 3, exhibition game against Hiroshima

====== UPDATE 2/28 @ 3:21am

Morimichi Takagi had starting pitchers (Kazuki Yoshimi, Daisuke Yamai, Masahiro Yamamoto, Kenshin Kawakami, Jorge Sosa, and Kenichi Nakata) go through hit-and-run drills during practice on Sunday.


3rd round draft pick Shinji Tajima and 4th round draft pick Takehiko Tsuji are scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's practice game against the KIA Tigers, in addition to seven other players, each tossing one inning each.