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[2/1/2014] Chunichi Dragons News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:52 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • Yudai Ono - 170 pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Ni-gun players arrived at Ichi-gun's Chatan Stadium at 9:00am for group photos and opening ceremonies.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Hector Luna celebrated his thirty-four birthday on Saturday.  The media presented him with a cake.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Hiromitsu Ochiai was at the first day of spring camp on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Leandro Mella's nickname is camello, or camel in Spanish.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Masahiro Yamamoto is planning to toss more breaking pitches this year.  He usually does not begin tossing breaking pitches during bullpen sessions until he has thrown about 800 fastballs.  His reason: he is no longer confident about stamina and believes breaking pitches will allow him to conserve some energy.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Kyushu Regional Scout Takafumi Watanabe died on Saturday, in a hospital in Kurume, Fukuoka, of acute leukemia.  He was fifty-seven.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014