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[2/25/2013] Yomiuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hiroshima, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Feb.25, 2013 @ 11:17 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Ryosuke Miyaguni threw 210 pitches in the bullpen today (mostly fastballs).

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

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1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano's exhibition game start against Rakuten on Sunday was his first non-intra-squad type outing since November 2, 2011.  His next start will come on March 3 against Softbank at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

Chunichi Dragons

The duo of Hector Luna and Matt Clark make-up Luna-C.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

Yakult Swallows

Ryosuke Yagi threw seventy pitches in the bullpen today.  Yagi gave up seven runs on five hits and four walks over an inning of work on Sunday against Hanshin.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2013

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2nd round draft pick Yasuhiro Ogawa won himself an exhibition game start in March after he tossed two shutout innings in relief against Hanshin on Sunday.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2013

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Orlando Roman will be with the team until he leaves for WBC Puerto Rico camp next month.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Akihiro Higashide hurt his left knee while sliding into home plate during an intra-squad game in Nichinan, Miyazaki today.  He will return to Hiroshima on Tuesday and get the knee checked out on Wednesday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Ryo Watanabe, Kazuya Takamiya, Ryoma Matsuda, and 3rd round draft pick Kojiro Tanabo will report to Ni-gun Naruohama on the 26th.  Watanabe (right shoulder) and Matsuda (back) for rehab and Takamiya and Tanabo for additional work.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2013

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There is still no time table on when Takahiro Arai will be able to play in his first game.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2013

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Ryota Arai, through eight pre-season games (including intra-squad): 13-for-35 with eight RBI.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2013

Brooks Conrad, through eight pre-season games (including intra-squad): 6-for-14 with six RBI.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2013

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The Tigers have scored fifty-two runs in seven pre-season games (not including intra-squad).  Twenty-four of the runs have come within the first three innings.

Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2013

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1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami could pitch in a practice game against Orix on March 2.  The mound at Aki Stadium is similar to the one at Koshien and could be a good place for the youngster to get his first taste.

Source: Sponichi 2/25/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The locker rooms at Yokohama Stadium will be completely re-done.  The indoor training room will be expanded.  And the number of seats in the dugout will be increased.

Source: official announcement

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The Bay Stars are on their way to more than doubling their fan club membership this year (compared to numbers from 2012).

2rd round draft pick Kazuki Mishima and Nyjer Morgan uniforms are selling three to five times more than others.

Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2013