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[1/19/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.19, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Kazuki Yoshimi has not been happy with his mechanics over the last two or three years and is spending some time working on improvements this off-season.  He feels he has been relying too much on his upper body and is trying to strengthen his lower body while getting everything into sync.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/19/2014

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Toshiya Okada has two goals for spring camp: toss at least 2,000 pitches and stay in the lead group during team runs.

Only one Chunichi pitcher reached 2,000 pitches during spring camp last year: Junki Ito with 2,044 pitches.

Source: Sponichi 1/19/2014

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Takeshi Yamasaki is planning to participate in the GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race this year.

Source: Daily Sports 1/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars held a staff meeting in Yokohama today.  The meeting started at 10:00 and ended at 18:00 (there was a break for lunch).  They are scheduled to meet again on Monday between 10:00 and 17:00.

Source: Daily Sports 1/19/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuta Kakita tossed twenty pitches to a standing catcher on Saturday.

Source: Sanspo 1/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

Yuhei Nakamura (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-four-year-old woman named Manami on Saturday.

Source: Sanspo 1/19/2014

Nakamura suffered a ligament injury in his right elbow during fall camp last year.  He was examined at a hospital in Gunma on Friday and confirmed that he could go without surgery.

Source: Sanspo 1/19/2014