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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 11, 2013

by on Feb.11, 2013 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Brian Wolfe: bullpen, forty-three pitches

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2013

Sunday

  • Bobby Keppel: bullpen, nine to a standing catcher, twenty to a squatting catcher

Source: Sponichi 2/11/2013

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Dai-Kang Yoh closed out his spring camp workouts today.  He will begin his WBC training with Taiwan.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2013

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Before arriving in Japan on the 8th, Brian Wolfe tossed two bullpen sessions in the US.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2013

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Bullpen catcher Ryuichi Watanabe thought 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani's fastball hit 150km/h during his bullpen session on Sunday.

US-based scout Alan Hargesheimer watched Otani take batting practice on Saturday and toss his bullpen session on Sunday.  He was impressed with the rookie and told reporters the first name that popped into his head when he saw him swing the bat was Larry Walker.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2013

NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato had a chance to watch Otani toss his bullpen session on Sunday.

Otani is scheduled to throw another bullpen on the 12th (forty to fifty pitches).

Source: Sanspo 2/11/2013

Otani worked out at third during fielding practice today.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2013