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[2/4/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.05, 2014 @ 4:08 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Tomoyuki Sugano Bullpen 2/4 51 Hideki Matsui stood in the batter's box.  Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014
Ryosuke Miyaguni Bullpen 2/4 104 Squatting catcher; including curve, fork, shuto, slider; first session over 100 pitches.  Nikkan Sports 2/4/2014
Tetsuya Utsumi Bullpen 2/3 87 Sanspo 2/4/2014
Toshiya Sugiuchi Bullpen 2/3 81 Sanspo 2/4/2014

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Tuesday was the last day of the first block of spring camp. ... A number of players, including 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi, Daisuke Fujimura, Masaki Sakaguchi, and Itaru Hashimoto, participated in early morning batting practice.  The session lasted about forty minutes.  Players worked on bunts, slash bunts, and hitting the ball to the right side of the field.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014

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Ryosuke Miyaguni tossed batting practice to Taishi Ota on Monday.  Miyaguni threw forty-six pitches and allowed eight could-be hits.  Hideki Matsui has been working with both players during spring camp.

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

Matsui threw eighty-six pitches to Ota after general workouts on Tuesday.  Ota hit ten over the fence and broke two bats.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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Field Turf Classis HD will be installed at Tokyo Dome.  The last installation took place in March 2007.  The turf will be replaced between March 7 and 18.  The new turf should be ready for the exhibition game on March 21.  It will cost about 300 million yen to install the new turf.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014