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Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars: February 23, 2013

by on Feb.23, 2013 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano threw forty-five pitches in the bullpen today in preparation for his exhibition game start against Rakuten on Sunday.

Source: Sanspo 2/23/2013

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John Bowker missed practices today with a case of gastroenteritis.  He is day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 2/23/2013

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Tatsunori Hara likes that 2nd round draft pick Susumu Orui can play multiple infield positions, including second and short.

Source: Sponichi 2/23/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto started throwing again today -- he threw seventy pitches (including off-speed pitches) in the bullpen.  Yamamoto was taking things slow after he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Daniel Cabrera felt tightness in his left calf today and worked out separately from the rest of the team.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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1st round draft pick Koji Fukutani could miss about four weeks with his right adductor muscle injury.  He has had problems with the muscle since last spring.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2013

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Masato Kobayashi will change his registered name back to 小林正人 from 小林正.  The scoreboard will still read 小林正.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows are planning to give Ikusei Takanori Sato a chance to make the seventy-man roster.  He will join the Ichi-gun team when it plays exhibition games against Nippon Ham on March 2 and 3.

Source: Sanspo 2/23/2013

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Tetsuto Yamada got throwing tips from Tatsuro Hirooka during workouts on Friday.

Source: Sponichi 2/23/2013

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Shinya Miyamoto did not play in any of the past five practice games.  He did play in today's exhibition game against the Rakuten Eagles (DH, batted sixth).

Source: Sponichi 2/23/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Ryosuke Kikuchi suffered a minor sprain in his right wrist during an intra-squad game on Thursday.  Tests, conducted at a hospital on Friday, came back negative for any problems.

Source: Sanspo 2/23/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

1st round draft pick Shoichi Ino is scheduled to start Sunday's exhibition game against Lotte.  Ino threw fifty-five pitches in the bullpen during workouts today.

Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2013

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Takayuki Kajitani took extra fielding practice (about fifty minutes) after today's exhibition game against Orix.  Kajitani committed a fielding error in the 3rd inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Team doctor Katsuhisa Yamada died of lung cancer at 6:15pm on the 21st.  He was eighty-one.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013