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[2/4/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Feb.05, 2014 @ 3:09 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Dae-Ho Lee 2/3 61 Twenty-eight could be hits including one over the fence; over eighty percent of baseballs hit between center and right. Sports Hochi 2/4/2014, Sanspo 2/4/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuito Mori Bullpen 2/4 72 Fourth session in as many days (three at Ni-gun camp), first one under 100 pitches.  Sponichi 2/4/2014, Sports Hochi 2/4/2014
Tadashi Settsu Bullpen 2/4 53 Including curves; Shinya Tsuruoka caught the session.  Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014
Masahiko Morifuku Bullpen 2/3 37 First session during spring camp; Shinya Tsuruoka caught the session. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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The outfield during fielding practice on Tuesday:

  • Left field - Seiichi Uchikawa
  • Center field - Yuki Yanagita and Ryuma Kidokoro
  • Right field - Yuya Hasegawa and Akira Nakamura

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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The coaches decided to demote Kodai Senga to Ni-gun camp because he was struggling (not injury-related).

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014

2nd round draft pick Yuito Mori took over Senga's spot at Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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INF/Base-running Coach Yusuke Torigoe had Kenta Imamiya throw off a mound during extra fielding practice sessions on Monday.  The point of the exercise was to make Imamiya focus on his throwing.  It was also done to help him relax and give fans something to cheer about.

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

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Yuichi Honda used a black and orange glove last season.  He is going back to an orange-only glove this year because he feels mono-tone gloves have better overall consistency.  Additionally, orange (natural color) gloves tend to be made of top quality leather for consistent color while colored gloves can be made from lesser quality leather since materials can be dyed.  Honda's glove last year was made of top quality orange leather and dyed black leather.  During the summer months, the orange portions of his glove where easier to take care of than the black portions.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014

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Tomoaki Egawa was diagnosed with the flu on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014