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Hiroshima Carp News and Notes: February 19, 2013

by on Feb.19, 2013 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Takaya Toda: bullpen, 251 pitches
  • Shota Nakazaki: bullpen, 205 pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013

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The Hiroshima Oyster Growers Association presented Kenjiro Nomura and the Carp with twenty kilograms of raw oysters and 100 oysters with shells.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/19/2013

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Sachio Kinugasa visited Nichinan camp today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013

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Eishin Soyogi was called up to Ichi-gun camp today.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/19/2013

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Yusuke Nomura will likely start an exhibition game on either March 2 or 3 (vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome).

Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013

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There is a good chance spring camp next year will begin in Nichinan, Miyazaki and end in Okinawa (instead of the other way around).  The new Okinawa Stadium is scheduled to be complete before the end of the year, but the facilities may not be ready in time for early workouts in mid-January next year.  In order to play it safe, the Carp may shift Nichinan camp ahead of Okinawa camp.

The switch may ultimately end up being a good thing since it will allow coaches to check on Ni-gun talent during the first half of camp (something they were able to do this year since both camps are working out in Miyazaki).

Source: Sports Hochi 2/19/2013