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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Wednesday

  • Hirokazu Ibata: situational batting practice, 2-for-2 with a walk
  • Yohei Oshima: situational batting practice, 0-for-4

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013, Sponichi 2/14/2013

Today

  • Masahiro Yamamoto: batting practice, faced Takeshi Yamasaki (twenty-five pitches, twenty-three swings, six could-be hits) and Motonobu Tanishige (twenty-four pitches, twenty swings, seven could-be hits)
  • 2nd round draft pick Tatsuro Hamada: bullpen, thirty pitches

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013, Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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Valentine's Day: The Dragons announced that Takeshi Yamasaki and Masahiro Yamamoto led all players with five chocolates a piece.  Masahiko Morino, pitching coach Shinichi Kondo, and batting coach Kazuki Inoue followed with four each.  Kazuki Yoshimi and Kohei Oda received three.

Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2013

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The Dragons decided to promote Atsushi Fujii and Kei Nomoto to Ichi-gun camp to fill openings left by Samurai Japan candidates.

Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2013

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2nd round draft pick Tatsuro Hamada could start an exhibition game against Hiroshima at Nagoya Dome on March 2.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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Four JWBL players (Iori MiuraMiki AtsugaseMika Miyahara, and Aya Takizawa) participated in workouts today.

Morimichi Takagi tossed some batting practice for them.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013, Daily Sports 2/14/2013

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Samurai Japan candidates Hirokazu Ibata, Yohei Oshima, Daisuke Yamai, and Takuya Asao traveled to Miyazaki for WBC camp today.

Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2013

Team trainer Masanori Kanemura has been assigned to watch over the Chunichi Samurai Japan candidates.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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