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[11/19/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Nov.20, 2013 @ 2:32 am, under NPB

Shintaro Fujinami tossed thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday -- thirty-three with the catcher sitting in front of home plate and three with the catcher sitting in his usual spot behind home plate.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2013

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Daiki Enokida played catch at a distance of about sixty meters on Tuesday.  Enokida was taking things slow due to problems he had with his left shoulder this season and was capped at a distance of thirty meters.

Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2013

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Hiroaki Saiuchi pitched in Monday's intra-squad game.  He entered the game in the 6th and tossed two shutout innings.  He allowed one hit and struck out two. [Sanspo 11/19/2013]

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Through Monday, Ryosuke Ogata had played in three practice games and went 3-for-9 with one home run and two RBI.  At 176 centimeters, he is not particularly tall, but does have speed (he can run the fifty meter in 5.8 seconds) and makes an effort to hit line drives for extra base hits.  His goal is to become a player like Norichika Aoki.

Source: Sanspo 11/19/2013

Development coordinator Masayuki Kakefu feels Ogata has the potential to become a dangerous lead-off hitter because he has some pop to go along with his speed.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2013

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The Hanshin Department Store in Umeda will be using images of Randy Bass dressed up as Santa in a variety of in-store advertisements (like posters).

Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2013

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The Osaka Board of Education named former Tiger Shinjiro Hiyama a special presenter for their Superintendent Award.

Source: official announcement