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Yakult Swallows News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama: batting practice, fifty-eight swings, eight over the left-field fence

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013


  • 1st round draft pick Taichi Ishiyama: batting practice, faced Shinichi Takeuchi and Tsuyoshi Ueda, fifty pitches, topped out at 140km/h, threw at about sixty to seventy percent, first batting practice outing

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013


Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has been working on shifting the strike zone in his head a little further out because he realized it had moved inward.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

Katsuya Nomura visited Ichi-gun camp today and was pleased to see Hatakayama with a clean-shaven face.

Nomura spoke in front of the team again in the evening.

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


Akinori Iwamura is scheduled to play in a practice game against KIA (KBO) on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013


Samurai Japan candidate Ryoji Aikawa cut his practices short today and headed to Miyazaki for the start of WBC mini-camp.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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