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[2/1/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:54 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • Zach Phillips - twenty pitches; all fastballs; squatting catcher

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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The coaches pushed 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera's bullpen session to Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Yoshihiro Maru was assigned a new number during the off-season.  He forgot about the change when he checked the board for his training menu on Saturday.  His old number, sixty-three, was assigned to 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Zach Phillips tossed a bullpen session on Saturday.  He was also made some adjustments to his pick-off move after he was warned by an umpire that it could be called a balk.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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The media learned that Rainel Rosario (24) has a wife that is eighteen years older than he is.  Daily Sports adds that there have been two other foreign players in the past that have done well in Japan with older wives: Roberto Petagine and Alex Ramirez.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014