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[2/1/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 3:00 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi - forty-six pitches to squatting catcher
  • All pitchers tossed bullpen sessions

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2014

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The Giants visited Aoshima Shrine on Saturday morning before the start of spring camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Hideki Matsui was at Ni-gun camp on Saturday morning and worked with players like Taishi Ota.  He moved to Ichi-gun camp in the afternoon and spent time watching players take batting practice.  He also tossed some indoor batting practice to Yoshiyuki Kamei.

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

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Players gathered at the indoor training facilities in the evening on Saturday to work on their bunts.  Tatsunori Hara and Matsui were also in attendance.

Source: Sanspo 2/1/2014

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Ni-gun manager Kaoru Okazaki was not feeling well after practices on Saturday and was diagnosed with influenza A.  He will spend the next few days resting in his hotel room.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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General Pitching Coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters on Friday that he will probably use younger pitchers (like Nobutaka Imamura, Shoki Kasahara, and Ikusei Mizuki Tsuchida) during an intra-squad game on the 11th and possibly regular pitchers (depending on their condition, and for one inning at a time) during an intra-squad game on February 13.  Ryosuke Miyaguni could pitch on the 13th.

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