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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: March 28, 2013

by on Mar.28, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB

Fielding practice on Wednesday was closed off to the media.  The session lasted about an hour and likely included going over signal plays and defensive positioning.

Source: Sanspo 3/28/2013

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1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen at Tokyo Dome today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2013

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Ryosuke Miyaguni threw about sixty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.

Source: Sponichi 3/28/2013

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Hirokazu Sawamura and Takayuki Terauchi were named Tochigi Furusato Ambassadors.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2013

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Model Rui Kurihara is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on April 5 (vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome).

Source: official announcement

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The Giants have established a new player award with cooperation from sponsor at home.  The at home Clutch Hero Award will be handed out each month to a player fans select as being the most valuable for that month.  Candidates will be players that are selected for hero interviews at home games.  The first selection will begin in early May.

Source: official announcement

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JCB will be an official team sponsor this year.

Source: official announcement