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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: February 22, 2013

by on Feb.22, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami: bullpen, personal camp high sixty-six pitches, Yutaka Wada stood in the batter's box partway through the session

Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2013


The Tigers closed out Ginoza spring camp today.

For the second year in a row, Ryota Arai was named spring camp MVP by Yutaka Wada.

The team drew 67,400 fans during spring camp (an increase of 9,100 over last year).

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013, Sponichi 2/22/2013, Sponichi 2/22/2013


Naoto Tsuru could be used as both a starter and reliever this season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2013


Ryo Watanabe canceled his bullpen session on Thursday because of tightness in his right shoulder.  He will be shut down for a couple days.

Source: Sanspo 2/22/2013


Former Hanshin manager Akinobu Mayumi visited Ni-gun camp on Thursday and spent some time working with Takahiro Arai on his hitting.

Source: Daily Sports 2/22/2013


1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami was told about Thursday's practice game against the Chiba Lotte Marines and wanted to watch, but did not because he was in the middle of weight training -- he apparently does not like cutting his workouts short.

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013, Daily Sports 2/22/2013