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[2/2/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB

Batting Practice

February 2

  • Wladimir Balentien - thirty-six swings, five over the fence

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • Masanori Ishikawa - fifty-one pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Shohei Tateyama - fifty pitches, thirty pitches with a break in between

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Shingo Kawabata ran eight twenty-meter dashes while wearing a parachute on his back during workouts on Sunday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2014

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The Swallows held an evening workout session on Sunday.  Eleven position players in their twenties practiced swinging their bats near the hotel pool.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Masanori Ishikawa's bullpen session on Sunday was his second in as many days.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Shohei Tateyama is planning to toss batting practice during the third block of sring camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against KIA (KBO) on the 16th.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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Yasuhiro Ogawa tossed one splitter during his bullpen session on Saturday.  He got tips on how to throw the pitch when he worked out with Koji Uehara in January.  He also threw the cutter he learned from Yu Darvish. ... Ogawa was interested in supplements and started taking four to five, beginning on Saturday.

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

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Kazuhiro Hatakeyama is approaching first base under the assumption that Wladimir Balentien will not be there this season.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

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According to Sponichi, there may be three candidates for the opening day start: Ogawa, Ishikawa, and Tateyama.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014