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[1/20/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jan.20, 2014 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Takahiro Norimoto threw about twenty pitches to as standing catcher in the bullpen today.  It was his second session of the year.

Source: Sponichi 1/20/2014


Shinichiro Koyama tossed his first bullpen session of the year today.  He threw twenty pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2014


Ni-gun Chief Pitching Coach Tsutomu Sakai likes to take photographs of the foot prints pitchers leave in the dirt after their bullpen sessions because he feels they can reveal a lot, like hints on what is and is not working.   He has so far taken foot print photos for about 400 players.  He did the same after 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui tossed his bullpen session on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 1/10/2014


Kazuya Fujita feels the team's player chairman should be a Rakuten lifer, but is willing to take the position if asked.  The team's player chairman will be selected during a meeting a day before the start of spring camp.

Source: Sponichi 1/20/2014

Seibu Lions

Ni-gun manager Tetsuya Shiozaki is thinking about using 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori during a Ni-gun practice game against Hanshin on February 11.

Source: Daily Sports 1/20/2014


Isamu Sato threw thirty pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Sunday.  It was his first session at Seibu 2 Stadium this year.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Daichi Suzuki has been wearing 500 gram weights on his ankles during practices since last year.

Source: Sanspo 1/20/2014