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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: January 25, 2013

by on Jan.25, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Tetsuya Utsumi tossed his first bullpen of the year at Giants Stadium today -- he threw thirty-two pitches to a standing catcher and used a WBC baseball.

Source: Sanspo 1/25/2013Sponichi 1/25/2013

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Michihiro Ogasawara trained at Miyazaki Comprehensive Sports Park today.  His day started at 9:00am and lasted about five hours.  His workouts included running, trunk strengthening exercises, batting practice, and weight training.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/25/2013Sanspo 1/25/2013

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Shinnosuke Abe showed up at Giants Stadium on Thursday for the first time since returning from Guam.  He worked out for about two hours and later told reporters he caught a cold but was otherwise fine.

Source: Sanspo 1/25/2013

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Yuki Koyama and Ryosuke Miyaguni each tossed about thirty pitches to standing catchers on Thursday.

Source: Sponichi 1/25/2013

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Shunichi Murata purchased an 800,000 yen machine on September 21, 2012 that apparently helps improve dynamic visual acuity.  He plans to take the machine with him to spring camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/25/2013

According to Sponichi, the machine cost 700,000 yen and was a gift from his wife.  Source: Sponichi 1/25/2013

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Hayato Sakamoto is not stuck on playing short for Samurai Japan and is willing to play other positions if necessary.

Source: Sanspo 1/25/2013

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