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[2/5/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.06, 2014 @ 12:36 am, under NPB

The 2013 draft class visited a number of tourist locations on Wednesday, including a coral farm,  Blue Seal Ice Cream, and Shin Jokosakusho.

Source: official announcement


Wladimir Balentien packed two first baseman's mitts with him for spring camp.  He also placed an order for a cup that should get to him within the next couple of days.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014


There was a pitch count limit and breaking pitch limit for 2013 draft class members during the first block of camp.  For example, 1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura tossed two bullpen sessions and threw a total 103 pitches.  He can also throw about seven different kinds of pitches, but only threw ten breaking balls in all.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014