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[2/1/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:46 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui - fourteen to standing catcher, thirty-five to squatting catcher; including curve; Motohiro Shima caught fourteen standing and six squatting, bullpen catcher Kenji Nagasaka caught twenty-nine squatting
  • Yudai Mori - sixty-six pitches to squatting catcher
  • All Japanese pitchers tossed bullpen sessions

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014, Sponichi 2/1/2014

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The first day of spring camp began with an opening ceremony at 9:19am.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/1/2014

Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo watched workouts on Saturday.  He will be at Lotte camp in Ishigaki on Sunday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui worked out for over six hours on Saturday.  He gave himself a forty percent on his first day of spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014