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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: February 10, 2013

by on Feb.10, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Shuichi Murata: twenty-three swings, four could-be hits
  • Hayato Sakamoto: forty-five swings, twenty-three could-be hits
  • Shinnosuke Abe: vs Tetsuya Yamaguchi, thirteen swings, five could-be hits

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2013, Sponichi 2/10/2013, Sponichi 2/10/2013

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano: bullpen, forty-six pitches, squatting catcher, including sliders, curves, cutters, fifth session since the start of camp

Source: Sponichi 2/10/2013

Saturday

  • Hirokazu Sawamura: batting practice, faced John Bowker (twenty-one pitches) and Jose Lopez (nineteen pitches), forty pitches, six could-be hits (or four, depending on source), topped out at 148km/h
  • Tetsuya Utsumi: batting practice, forty-two pitches, five could-be hits, eighteen balls
  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi: batting practice, forty-five pitches, nineteen balls

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2013, Sponichi 2/10/2013, Sponichi 2/10/2013, Daily Sports 2/10/2013

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Shigeo Nagashima visited Giants' camp in Miyazaki today -- he arrived at around 9:50am.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2013

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Shuichi Murata worked out separately from the main team because of a broken fingernail.  He will most likely sit out Monday's intra-squad game.

Source: Sponichi 2/10/2013

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The Giants will give Ryuya Matsumoto a look at Ichi-gun camp, beginning on the 13th.

Source: Sponichi 2/10/2013