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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


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


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


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

Source: official announcement