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[2/4/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.05, 2014 @ 3:47 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Atsushi Nomi Bullpen 2/4 100 Squatting catcher; all fastballs.  Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014
Kazuya Tsutsui Bullpen 2/3 101 Sanspo 2/4/2014

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The Tigers learned that Mauro Gomez's newborn daughter had to be hospitalized because she was not feeling well.  Gomez's agent asked if his client's arrival could be postponed.  The organization announced on Tuesday that they complied with the request.  A new arrival date has not yet been set.

Gomez was originally slated to arrive in time for the second block of spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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2nd round draft pick Shintaro Yokota joined Ni-gun camp on Tuesday after missing the first three days with a fever.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno hit twelve over the fence during batting practice on Monday.  He also hit three in a row at one point.  And even though the cage he hit from was furthest from the left-field seats, he still managed to hit four over the fence in that direction.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014

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Kazuyuki Kaneda, Hiroaki Saiuchi,  Takumi Akiyama, Akira Iwamoto, Ryoma Matsuda, and Kazuhito Futagami are scheduled to toss batting practice on Wednesday.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2014

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Kosuke Fukudome swung the bat more than 500 times a day during the first three days of spring camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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INF/Base-running Coach Nobuhiro Takashiro hit grounders to Ryota Arai and Ryota Imanari during workouts on Monday.  Arai and Imanari are vying for the everyday job at third and Takashiro was trying to get them to show a little more competitive spirit.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014

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Ryosuke Ogata is turning heads with his strong arm.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2014

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The Tigers are interested in adding Seung Hwan Oh to their DVD of training exercises for rookies.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014, Sponichi 2/4/2014

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Head Coach Masahiro Kuroda will be sent to Ni-gun camp on the 7th to check players.  If anyone catches his eye, they could be called up to Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2014

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Development Coach Masayuki Kakefu spent about eleven hours a day coaching players over the first three days of Ni-gun spring camp.  He was originally planning to review video from Ichi-gun camp and possibly speak to Ichi-gun players over the phone, but gave up because he was too tired.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2014

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The Kobe District Court's Amagasaki branch dismissed a lawsuit on January 30 that was filed by a woman hit by a broken bat during a game at Koshien Stadium on October 19, 2011.  The woman was seeking about thirteen million yen in damages.  The judge dismissed the case because he felt proper and appropriate precautions (like protective netting, stadium announcement, and security guards) were taken to ensure the safety of fans.

Source: Sponichi 1/30/2014