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[2/2/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 2:32 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • Daisuke Miura - eighty pitches; second session in as many days; had people stand in the batter's box during the session
  • Kazuki Mishima - 125 pitches
  • Shoichi Ino - 116 pitches
  • Yasutomo Kubo - fifty-one pitches; all fastballs

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014, Daily Sports 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Kazuki Mishima - eighty-two pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Daisuke Miura and Kiyoshi Nakahata canceled their morning walk on Sunday because of the rain.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2014

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Nakahata spent about twenty minutes hitting 130 baseballs to Tony Blanco, Aarom Baldiris, Hitoshi Tamura, and Tatsuhiko Kinjo during workouts on Saturday.  He started off telling the foreign players to avoid diving after balls, but after a while, things started heating up (so much that he forgot he had surgery on his neck on January 8) and he shouted fielding drills would not end until he started seeing nice plays.

FYI: Nakahata was asked not to hit grounders during spring camp because the front office and training staff was concerned about injuries.

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

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Yasutomo Kubo is planning to work on his breaking pitches when he faces live hitters, not during bullpen sessions.

Source: Daily Sports 2/2/2014

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Takayuki Kajitani is planning to take live batting practice during the second block of spring camp.  He is currently able to swing the bat at full strength against pitching machines.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014