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[1/27/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Jan.27, 2014 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw forty-six pitches to a standing catcher today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

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9th round draft pick Ryuta Konno gained three kilograms after moving into the team dormitory and now weighs seventy-three kilograms.  His goal is to make it up to seventy-eight kilograms this year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

Seibu Lions

Greg Reynolds arrived at Narita Airport today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

As did Michael BowdenCody Ransom, and Randy Williams.

Ransom could end up a third, but is ready to play any of the infield positions.

Source: Sanspo 1/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

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2013 draft class training camp at Seibu 2 Stadium ended today.

Source: Sanspo 1/27/2014

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2nd round draft pick Hotaka Yamakawa loves cola and has been drinking it religiously since high school.  Sometimes as much as 1.5 liters in a day.  He has been told to cut back and will try to max his portions out at 500 milliliters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

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The Lions will most likely be Hichori Morimoto's last team.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Chad Huffman arrived at Narita Airport today.  He was on the same plane with Seibu's Randy Williams; they sat next to each other.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2014

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Hideaki Wakui has not done a lot of throwing during spring camp the last couple of years and would like to make it to least 2,000 pitches this year.  He was limited to about 1,000 pitches last year because of the World Baseball Classic.  He is looking forward to facing his former teammate, Takeya Nakamura.

Source: Daily Sports 1/27/2014, Sanspo 1/27/2014

Wakui could have two or three bullpen sessions during spring camp where he throws about 200 pitches.

Source: Sponichi 1/27/2014