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[1/26/2014] Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.26, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Fifty-four players, including Yohei Oshima and Masahiko Morino, arrived in Okinawa today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata told fans during a talk event today that he asked Daisuke Miura to give him recommendations on this year's opening day starters (road and home openers).

Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2014


5th round draft pick Taiki Sekine was assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp.  He will become the first Yokohama position player drafted out of high school to start his first year at Ichi-gun spring camp since Kazunori Tanaka in 2000.

Source: Sponichi 1/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

Chris Carpenter  arrived at Narita Airport today.  Carpenter is engaged to Sarah French, an anchor/reporter for 7News NBC in Boston.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/26/2014


Akinori Iwamura is not at 100 percent and asked Junji Ogawa to start him at Ni-gun spring camp.  He managed to drop his weight down to eighty-nine kilograms during the off-season.  His goal is to make it to Ichi-gun in time for the start of the Miyazaki Baseball Games on February 25.

Source: Sanpso 1/26/2014


1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura and 4th round draft pick Keiji Iwahashi each tossed thirty pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.  They also had their catchers squat for the first time.  Sugiura is scheduled to toss another session on the 27th.

Source: Sanspo 1/26/2014, Sanspo 1/26/2014