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Yomiuri Giants: March 1, 2012

by on Mar.01, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

The Giants held full-squad workouts at Giants Stadium today.  Workouts took place indoors and the session was closed off to reporters after warm-ups.  Practices lasted about an hour and a half and included working on plays requiring signs.

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Yuya Kubo, currently with the Ni-gun team, worked out at Giants Stadium on his day off today.  Assuming no problems, he could pitch in game-like conditions some time within the next few days.

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Toshiya Sugiuchi will start Saturday's exhibition game against the Seibu Lions.  His next start will likely come against the Softbank Hawks on March 9.  After that, either March 17 against the Seibu Lions or March 18 against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  He will not be pitching against the Hanshin Tigers on March 11.

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Strategy coach Hideki Hashigami will be focusing on three things when scouting other CL teams:

  1. check on left-handed pitchers that gave the team trouble last season,
  2. check on new talent (foreign or members of the 2011 draft),
  3. check on players that are playing new positions

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The Ni-gun Giants closed out spring camp on Wednesday.

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Giants Stadium in Kawasaki was covered in about eight centimeters of snow on Wednesday.