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[2/5/2014] Orix Buffaloes News and Notes

by on Feb.06, 2014 @ 12:38 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Yoshio Itoi 2/4 105 Twenty-one over the fence.  Sports Hochi 2/5/2014

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The 2013 draft class visited the Miyakojima City Botanical Garden and saw the Miyako ponies on their day off on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Hiroshi Moriwaki spent about twenty minutes on Tuesday hitting baseballs to Keiichi Hirano, Takuya Hara, Kazunao Yamamoto, Takahiro Okada, and Wily Mo Pena.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014

Moriwaki is thinking about using everyday players like Pena, Esteban German, and Yoshio Itoi during an intra-squad game on the 9th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida is scheduled to pitch two innings in an intra-squad game on the 13th.  He will not pitch in an exhibition game against Lotte on the 16th, but could pitch in an exhibition game against Chunichi on the 22nd or a practice game on the 23rd.

Yoshida could have also pitched in an intra-squad game on the 9th, but will instead most likely toss batting practice.  The coaches did not want to rush him, especially since they have been holding him back a little during workouts.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014