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Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Jorge Sosa: batting practice, faced Tony Blanco, Norihiro Nakamura, and Nyjer Morgan, thirty-five pitches, twenty-one swings, two could-be hits, topped out at 145km/h
  • Enyelbert Soto: batting practice, faced four hitters, forty-one pitches, three could-be hits, topped out at 140km/h

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

Wednesday

  • Daisuke Miura: batting practice, faced Tatsuhiko Kinjo and Hitoshi Tamura, sixty-six pitches, all fastballs, sixteen could-be hits, three over the fence to Tamura

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

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Ni-gun players had the day off today.

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Valentine's Day: Kiyoshi Nakahata received about thirty chocolates.

Source: Sanspo 2/14/2013

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Nyjer Morgan rejoined the team for spring camp workouts today after taking the day off on Wednesday to finalize his visa paperwork in Yokohama.

Source: Sanspo 2/14/2013

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Taketoshi Goto worked out separately from the main team today because he suffered a strain in the left side of his back during workouts on Wednesday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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The starting rotation will likely include Daisuke Miura, Kentaro TakasakiEnyelbert Soto, and Yuki Kuniyoshi.  The final two spots are up for grabs.  Possible candidates include Yasushi KamiuchiKenji Tsuchiya, 2nd round draft pick Kazuki Mishima, 3rd round draft pick Shoichi Ino, and 5th round draft pick Tateki Abe.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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