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[2/1/2014] Orix Buffaloes News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:34 am, under NPB

Batting Practice

February 1

  • Yoshio Itoi - 101 swings, twenty-two over the fence

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • 1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida - thirty-five pitches; about half of the pitches were breaking balls
  • Takahiro Matsuba - batting practice - two hitters

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014, Sanspo 2/1/2014

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The Buffaloes were presented with a number of local food items, including eight kilograms of Miyako beef, two kilograms of sea grapes, and two kilograms of prawns, during opening ceremonies on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Wily Mo Pena spent time on his lower body this off-season.  He did a lot of running and got to a point where he was able to squat 600 pounds (roughly 272 kilograms).

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Hiroshi Moriwaki is thinking of using Esteban German at either second or third.  If Yuniesky Betancourt can play third, German could move to second.

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2014

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The media learned on Friday that Ryoichi Adachi (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman from Fukuoka on January 18.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2014