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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 9, 2013

by on Feb.09, 2013 @ 11:14 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Kazuki Yoshimi: batting practice, vs Hirokazu Ibata, forty-five pitches, fourteen could-be hits, six balls

Source: Sponichi 2/9/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013


  • Daisuke Yamai: situational batting practice, faced nine batters, eighteen pitches, one could-be hit

Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2013


The players spent about eighty minutes executing signal plays during indoor practices this morning -- the media was "shutout" from the indoor facilities.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013, Sports Hochi 2/9/2013


Hector Luna's goal is to bat .300, hit twenty home runs, and drive in eighty.  He is ok with playing first, second, third, and the outfield and will carry up to four gloves.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2013


Yohei Oshima (left elbow) could begin throwing again as early as the 10th.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2013

Oshima ended up visiting three hospitals when he returned to Nagoya on the 7th -- the first two conducted a variety of tests to confirm his condition and the last hospital provided treatment.

Source: Sponichi 2/9/2013

Oshima rejoined the team today.  His workouts included playing catch and batting practice.  He told reporters he was feeling fine and that there was not as much pain.

Takagi is leaving everything up to Oshima.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2013