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

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 4:03 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • 2nd round draft pick Katsuki Matayoshi - seventy-two pitches
  • Kenshin Kawakami - sixty-seven pitches

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014, Sports Hochi 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Kenshin Kawakami - forty-five pitches

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2014


The main stadium could not be used on Sunday because of rain.  The indoor training facilities and bullpens were open.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014


2nd round draft pick Katsuki Matayoshi's bullpen session on Sunday was his second in as many days.

3rd round draft pick Iori Katsura and Motonobu Tanishige caught Matayoshi's session on Saturday.

Source: Sanpso 2/2/2014Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014


Tanishige's first day of spring camp on Saturday started at 9:00am and ended at 5:45pm.  Workouts included base-running, playing catch, fielding practice, batting practice, and a three-kilometer run.  He also caught Matayoshi's bullpen session.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014


Hiromitsu Ochiai watched workouts on Saturday but did not coach any players.  When reporters asked him for a comment about the first day of camp, he said, "All those kinds of questions should be directed to the manager."

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

Ochiai did speak to Kenshin Kawakami on Sunday after his bullpen session.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014