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[1/29/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Jan.30, 2014 @ 12:35 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions

January 28

  • Atsushi Nomi - Ginoza bullpen; thirty-one pitches to standing catcher, fourteen to squatting catcher; first session of the year
  • Shintaro Fujinami - Ginoza bullpen; thirty-four pitches to squatting catcher; fastball, curve, slider, cutter, fork, and four change-ups
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada - Naruohama bullpen, twenty pitches to standing catcher; fastball, seven curveballs
  • 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki - Naruohama bullpen, fifty pitches

January 27

  • 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki - Naruohama bullpen, fifty-five pitches

Sources: Sanspo 1/29/2014, Daily Sports 1/29/2014Sanspo 1/29/2014Sanspo 1/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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Randy Messenger arrived at Kansai Airport on Wednesday.  He is looking forward to starting a game against the Yomiuri Giants this year after finishing last year with just one relief appearance against them.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

Matt Murton also arrived in Japan on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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Shintaro Fujinami had the chance to review his delivery using footage from a high-speed camera after his bullpen session on Tuesday, courtesy Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS).

Source: Sponichi 1/29/2014

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Seung Hwan Oh does not want to rush himself and will probably hold off on tossing a bullpen session during the first block of spring camp.

Source: Sponichi 1/29/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada could toss his next bullpen session on the 30th.

Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2014