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Hanshin Tigers: March 8, 2012

by on Mar.08, 2012 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Shinjiro Hiyama took 138 swings during batting practice and collected fifty-two could-be hits.  He also hit one over the fence.  Ni-gun batting coach / chief Ikusei coach Hiroshi Yagi and Ikusei coach So Tsutsui threw the pitches. (Sanspo)

Thursday

  • Minoru Iwata threw sixty-five pitches off the mound. (Daily Sports)

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Depending on how things work out, Kenji Jojima could play some third during the season.  During pre-game fielding practice on Wednesday, Jojima took grounders at third while Takahiro Arai took grounders at first.

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Atsushi Nomi, Minoru Iwata, and Yasutomo Kubo worked out at Koshien today.  The three are expected to pitch during a three game stretch at Koshien Stadium that begins on March 9 -- vs Seibu on March 9, vs Nippon Ham on March 10, vs Yomiuri on March 11.

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Akihito Fujii took around 100 swings during soft-toss batting practice on Wednesday.  He also played some catch and caught some bullpen sessions.