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[7/22/2013] Yomuri, Chunichi, Yakult, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jul.22, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Head coach Masahiro Kawai spent time giving Tetsuya Utsumi, Toshiya Sugiuchi, Ryosuke Miyaguni, and Yuki Koyama tips on how to bunt.

Source: Sanspo 7/22/2013

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons added Ikusei outfielder Shingo Ito to the seventy-man roster today.  His uniform number will change from 205 to 46.  His salary for 2013 will be an estimated five million yen.

Source: Sanspo 7/22/2013


Daniel Cabrera tossed situational batting practice during workouts at Nagoya Dome on Sunday.  He faced eight hitters and allowed one hit.  He struck out five in a row at one point.

Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2013

Yakult Swallows

About 300 fans attended an autograph session at the Swallows' corner on the 7th floor of 109MEN'S today.  Yuhei Nakamura, Katsuki Akagawa, and Tetsuto Yamada attended the session.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Minoru Iwata played in an intra-squad game at Koshien today.  He was one of the two starting pitchers and tossed three shutout innings while allowing one hit.  He topped out at 147km/h.  He could get an Ichi-gun start against Chunichi at Koshien on the 31st.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2013


Randy Messenger and Jason Standridge tossed bullpen sessions at Koshien today -- forty-four for Messenger and forty-seven of Standridge.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2013


Tomoaki Kanemoto visited Naruohama on Sunday to borrow the facilities because he wanted to exercise.  He also spoke to Kosuke Fukudome and advised him not to let his guard down until his left knee was completely healed.

Kanemoto had knee problems during his playing career and went under the knife two years in a row (2007, 2008).

Source: Sanspo 7/22/2013, Daily Sports 7/22/2013


The main Hanshin Department Store in Umeda will be running a Hanshin Oen Sale between the 24th and 30th.

Source: Sanspo 7/22/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars are planning to add Masashi Nishimori to the active roster when the regular season resumes on the 24th.

Source: Sponichi 7/22/2013