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[2/3/2014] Hiroshima Carp News and Notes

by on Feb.04, 2014 @ 5:47 am, under NPB

Yusuke Nomura tossed a bullpen session on Monday.  He threw a shuto he learned how to throw from former teammate Kan Otake.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2014

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1st round draft pick Daichi Osera knew that the NPB strike zone was half a baseball to a whole baseball narrower than what he was used to.  He was able to check the zone on Sunday since he had an umpire working his bullpen session.  Hanshin and Chunichi scouts watched the session and were impressed with his control.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

Osera walked to and from the stadium for the first two days of spring camp.  He then purchased a bike for about 10,000 yen and started riding the distance on Monday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

There was a bit of a scare on Sunday when Osera felt something in his right calf while running a 200-meter.  He was apparently fine, but his say was cut a bit short to be on the safe side.

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2014

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2nd round draft pick Keita Nishihara participated in bunt practices on Sunday.  He told reporters it was the first time he swung a bat in about seven to eight years.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014