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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 8, 2013

by on Feb.08, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Hirokazu Ibata: situational batting practice, 2-for-3 with an RBI

Source: Sponichi 2/8/2013

Today

  • Takuya Asao: situational batting practice, twenty pitches, faced nine batters, allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

Thursday

  • Yudai Ono: situational batting practice, faced seven batters, allowed two hits, broke two of Shuhei Takahashi's bats

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2013

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Masahiro Araki and Masahiko Morino stayed back after general workouts today for extra batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

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Hirokazu Ibata played some first, third, and short during situational batting practice on Thursday.

Source: Sponichi 2/8/2013

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Hector Luna arrived at Naha AIrport on Thursday after about twenty-two hours of travel time and stop-overs in New York and Narita.  He did not get to the team hotel until after midnight.  Morimichi Takagi and team rep Ryohei Sato were among those that waited for Luna's arrival.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

For some reason, Takagi thought Luna was going to arrive at the team hotel on Wednesday and waited for him in the lobby for about an hour before checking with hotel staff.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013, Sponichi 2/8/2013

Despite the late arrival, Luna got up in time to make the start of practice at 10:00am today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013

The Dragons held a press conference for Luna at their camp facilities in Chatan today.

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2013

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Matt Clark was examined at a hospital in Okinawa today and given a new amphetamine-free prescription.

The Dragons have filed a report with the NPB to make sure they understand the situation.  Clark plans on taking the new medication.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2013