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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 20, 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • 3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto: sixty-one swings, thirty-eight could-be hits

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

Today

  • Kazuki Yoshimi: situational batting practice, faced thirteen batters, no hits, three strikeouts

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Hitoki Iwase threw the knuckleball five to six times during situational batting practice today.  He told reporters he was curious to see how batters would react.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Three players were sent to the hospital today: Masahiro Yamamoto for gastroenteritis, Masahiro Araki for the flu, and Yusuke Matsui for a rash he developed on his neck.

Yamamoto and Matsui might be able to return to practices on Thursday.  Araki will rest and rejoin the team as soon as he is feeling better.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013, Sanspo 2/20/2013

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Motonobu Tanishige worked with the Akihiro Maeda, Daisuke Tanaka, and Masato Matsui for about an hour on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto was called up to Ichi-gun camp for workouts on Tuesday.  He was not able to do much in front of the coaches because of the weather and will likely get at least one more day.  And while Morimichi Takagi has not discussed it with other members of the staff, it seems he is open to keeping the rookie around, so long as he does well.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

Furumoto is about ten kilograms overweight, mostly because he was out with an eye injury in August last year and could not do much training.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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Daisuke Yamai threw about forty pitches to a squatting catcher on flat ground on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

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The Dragons announced that their farm team will play games against four amateur teams (Industrial League) next month.  All four games will be free.

Schedule

Date Time Teams Venue
3/4 (Mon) 12:30 Chunichi vs Eiwa Shoji Wing Baseball Team Nagoya Stadium
3/6 (Wed) 12:30 Chunichi vs jProject Nagoya Stadium
3/19 (Tue) 12:30 Chunichi vs Tokai Rika Nagoya Stadium
3/20 (Wed) 12:30 Chunichi vs Oji Nagoya Stadium

Source: official announcement