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[2/5/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.06, 2014 @ 2:58 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Kentaro Nishimura Bullpen 2/4 48 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi caught the session.  Sponichi 2/5/2014
Tetsuya Utsumi Bullpen 2/4 101 All fastballs; second session in as many days.  Sponichi 2/5/2014
Kyosuke Takagi Bullpen 2/4 84 Sanspo 2/5/2014

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1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi and 2nd round draft pick Ren Wada visited Florante Miyazaki on Wednesday and worked on a Giants Flowerbed featuring Giabbit with sixty-three kids.  The Giants Flowerbed will be on display until the end of February.

Source: official announcementNikkan Sports 2/5/2014, Sponichi 2/5/2014

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Hideki Matsui spent some time working with Yasuyuki Kataoka on Tuesday.  He suggested Kataoka look to Dustin Pedroia for an idea of what he might want to aim for.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014

Matsui threw 422 batting practice pitches over the first four days of camp: Yoshiyuki Kamei (95), Hayato Sakamoto (110), Yoshinobu Takahashi (131), and Taishi Ota (86).

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014, Sanspo 2/5/2014

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The Giants announced the addition of a new mascot: Ojiichan (Grandpa/Grandfather) Giabbit.

Source: official announcement