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Orix Buffaloes: February 28, 2012

by on Feb.28, 2012 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Hayato Terahara threw sixty pitches, including his curve and change, in the bullpen.  He threw at about 80%. (Daily Sports)


The Buffaloes could start their opening series against the Softbank Hawks with Chihiro Kaneko, Shinya Nakayama, and Alfredo Figaro.


C. Kaneko, Hayato Terahara, Mitsutaka Goto, Hirotoshi Kitagawa, and Koji Yamasaki all rejoined the Ichi-gun team in Kochi on Monday.

Cha-Seung Baek, Masato Fukae, and 2nd round draft pick Takuya Shimada were sent down to Ni-gun.


Akinobu Okada is hoping Terahara will be, at the very latest, ready to pitch either during their opening series against the Softbank Hawks, or during a three game series against the Nippon Ham Fighters that begins on April 3.


Dae-Ho Lee could get up to three at bats during the two games they play against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Wednesday and Thursday.


The Buffaloes are showing footage of the top base-stealers in the league, like Yuichi Honda (SOF) and Yasuyuki Kataoka (SEI), during evening study sessions.