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

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 7:26 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui - sixty-five pitches to squatting catcher; including two curves; Tadashi Ishimine caught the session
  • Takahiro Shiomi - sixty-five pitches

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

February 1

  • Keiji Uezono - eighty-five pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui's nickname will most likely be Macchan.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014, Sponichi 2/2/2014

160 members of the media covered Matsui's first bullpen session of spring camp on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

Pitching coach Yoshinori Sato thinks Matsui could improve his balance -- he has a tendency to fall toward third base after the throw.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

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Takahiro Shiomi's bullpen session on Sunday was his second in as many days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Andruw Jones took some fielding practice at first base on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

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Kumejima, Okinawa spent one million yen to build a monument celebrating the Eagles' first Nippon Series Championship.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014