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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice


  • Sho Nakata: sixty-four swings, twenty-one over the fence
  • Atsunori Inaba: sixty-three swings, ten over the fence
  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: forty-four swings, twenty could-be hits, three over the fence

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


Ni-gun players had the day off today.


Makoto Kaneko and Tomohiro Nioka joined Ichi-gun camp for workouts today.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013


1st round draft pick Shohei Otani played catch with Naoyuki Uesawa at a distance of about 100 meters on his day off today.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013


Former Nippon Ham Takayuki Kanamori will be playing for the Ehime Mandarin Pirates (Independent League) this year with an eye on returning to the NPB.  He is coming off right elbow surgery (March 2012, ten months for a full recovery).

Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2013


Samurai Japan candidates Atsunori Inaba and Sho Nakata closed out their workouts with the team today and headed to Miyazaki for the start of WBC mini-camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013