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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 27, 2013

by on Feb.27, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB

Morimichi Takagi was planning to give Hector Luna a look at third base during today's practice game against SK (KBO), but the game was rained out.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/27/2013

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Masahiro Yamamoto faced six batters during situational batting practice on Tuesday.  He threw thirty-one pitches and allowed two could-be hits.  He broke Kazuhiro Wada's bat with a shuto.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013

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Takuya Asao will have his right shoulder re-evaluated on March 4.  Until then, he will continue to play catch as the team keeps a close eye on his progress.  If the inflammation is gone, he will move on to the next step (long distance throwing).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013

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Brad Bergesen had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance from the team hotel on Tuesday because he could not stand up on his own.  He was later diagnosed with gastroenteritis.

Source: Sanspo 2/27/2013

Matt Clark and Ni-gun pitching coach Michitake Takahashi also came down with gastroenteritis and rested at the team hotel on Tuesday.

There have now been four cases of gastroenteritis during spring camp.  The team is worried and is planning to look into possible related causes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013

Bergesen and Clark were back at practice today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013, Sanspo 2/27/2013

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The following twenty-four position players are still at Ichi-gun:

Catchers (4): Motonobu Tanishige, Akihiro Maeda, Masato Matsui, Daisuke Tanaka

Infielders (13): Hector Luna, Naomichi Donoue, Masahiro Araki, Hirokazu Ibata, Takeshi Yamasaki, Masahiko Morino, Shuhei Takahashi, Tetsuya Tani, Kyohei Iwasaki, Tatsuro Iwasaki, Ryoji Nakata, Nobumasa Fukuda, Matt Clark

Outfielders (7): Atsushi Fujii, Kazuhiro Wada, Yohei Oshima, Kei Nomoto, Ryosuke Hirata, Victor Diaz, Yusuke Matsui

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/27/2013