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[2/5/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.06, 2014 @ 2:46 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuki Matsui Bullpen 2/5 65 Squatting catcher; including four sliders, two change-ups, and eight curves; first session in three days. Sponichi 2/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014
Brian Falkenborg Bullpen 2/5 25 Squatting catcher; including curve and splitter; first session during camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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Ni-gun players spent some time picking up garbage along the Kumejima coast on Wednesday.  They cleaned about a kilometer of coast in an hour and filled twenty garbage bags.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014

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There were two players wearing the number fifty-eight on Wednesday: Wataru Karashima and Takahito Otsuka.  Otsuka forgot his uniform and borrowed one from Karashima.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui's nickname may have changed from Macchan to Match.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014