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[2/5/2014] Chunichi Dragons News and Notes

by on Feb.06, 2014 @ 12:53 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Masahiro Yamamoto Bullpen 2/5 40 Five to a squatting catcher partway through; first session during camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014, Sponichi 2/5/2014

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General Manager Hiromitsu Ochiai stopped to give Masahiro Araki some advice during soft-toss batting practice on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Hector Luna took some fielding practice at third and first on Wednesday.  Michihiro Ogasawara also spent some time at first as well.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Masahiro Yamamoto told reporters on Tuesday that he wanted to face live batters before the end of camp, perhaps some time after the 20th.  He also said that he wanted to prepare by throwing about 1,200 pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Kenshin Kawakami complained of minor tightness in his back and was given the day off on Wednesday as a precaution.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Ni-gun manager Takahiro Saeki ended workouts after the morning session on Tuesday to give players a bit of a break.  Ni-gun camp is in the middle of a nine-day workweek.  Workouts have been starting at 8:30am and ending at 8:30pm (includes early and late sessions).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014, Sponichi 2/5/2014

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Samurai Japan Hiroki Kokubo visited Chatan camp on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014