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Hanshin Tigers: February 28, 2012

by on Feb.28, 2012 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB

Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch two innings in relief during an exhibition game against the Orix Buffaloes on March 4 in Haruno, Kochi.  It will be Fujikawa's first outing in Kochi since 2/28/2010.

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Daiki Enokida's start today was his first since 3/29/2011 (practice game vs Chunichi).

The Tigers are planning to use Enokida as a reliever this season but also want to keep their options open in case someone in the starting rotation falters/gets hurts.  It is also possible he could move into the rotation depending on how other relievers fare during the season.

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Craig Brazell contacted his wife in Alabama on February 22 and asked her to send him the outfield glove he used back in 2003.  That glove arrived in Oknawa a few days ago.

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Nikkan Sports notes that Kenji Jojima has been trying to get into the heads of base-runners at first base by shouting out things like, "Hey, that is a good slide step, good slide step!"

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1st round draft pick Hayata Ito swung the bat 713 times on Monday.