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Hanshin Tigers: February 26, 2012

by on Feb.27, 2012 @ 1:39 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • Yasutomo Kubo threw about sixty-five pitches in the bullpen.  He threw the session at about 70%. (Sanspo)

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The Tigers have decided to play an intra-squad game at Ginoza on Monday.  Players that were supposed to play in Sunday's rained out game will primarily be used during he intra-squad game.

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The Tigers spent about forty minutes behind closed doors on Sunday, working on plays involving signs.

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Yasutomo Kubo likely will not pitch in any games (or game-like situations) until early March.

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Yutaka Wada told reporters on Saturday that Craig Brazell's primary position is still first base and that being able to play the outfield will give him another option when thinking about how to spread playing time around with other players like Tomoaki Kanemoto and Kenji Jojima.

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Pitching coach Keiichi Yabu sees Tatsuya Kojima as a long reliever and not necessarily as a starter.

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Shinjiro Hiyama's workouts at Naruohama on Saturday included: running outdoors, playing catch indoors, and five sets of fifteen swings during batting practice (hitting off a tee, switching back and forth between batting right-handed and batting left-handed).