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[2/6/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 1:09 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Kosuke Fukudome 2/5 288 Lunch-time batting practice; fifty-one over the fence; three BP pitchers, 119 swings/21 over the fence against RHP, 92 swings/18 over the fence against LHP, 77 swings/12 over the fence against RHP.  Sanspo 2/6/2014, Daily Sports 2/6/2014
Kosuke Fukudome 2/5 52 Regular batting practice; nine over the fence. Sponichi 2/6/2014
Shinta Hifumi 2/5 63 Seven over the fence.  Daily Sports 2/6/2014
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2/5 115 Fifteen over the fence; includes lunch-time BP and regular BP.  Daily Sports 2/6/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuta Iwasada Bullpen 2/5 100 Squatting catcher.  Sanspo 2/6/2014
Kazuhito Futagami Bullpen 2/5 62 Fifth session in as many days.  Sanspo 2/6/2014
Hiroaki Saiuchi BP 2/5 47 Faced Ryota Imanari and Hayata Ito; allowed three could-be hits.  Sanspo 2/6/2014
Akira Iwamoto BP 2/5 60 Faced Ryosuke Ogata and Kohei Shibata; allowed six could-be hits.  Sanspo 2/6/2014
Kazuyuki Kaneda BP 2/5 42 Faced Naoto Nishida and Masahiro Nakatani; allowed four could-be hits.  Sanspo 2/6/2014

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Quick Notes

  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada is scheduled to toss batting practice scrimmage on the 10th.  Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014
  • Kazuhito Futagami is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 7th.  Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014
  • The Tigers expect Takashi Toritani and Akihito Fujii to miss three to four days with the flu.  Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada, 2nd round draft pick Shintaro Yokota, 3rd round draft pick Naomasa Yokawa, and 6th round Suguru Iwazaki visited Aki Suisan's Aki Shirasu Shokudo on their day off on Thursday.  Source: Daily Sports 2/6/2014
  • 4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno and 5th round draft pick Shoya Yamamoto visited Murasaki Mura in Okinawa on their day off on Thursday and took a course in Okinawan Karate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
  • Takahiro Arai fielded 133 baseballs at third and forty-five baseballs at first during extra fielding practice after general workouts on Wednesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014

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Kosuke Fukudome, Kohei Shibata, Masahiro Nakatani, and Hiroki Uemoto stayed back after general practices on Wednesday for extra batting practice.

Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014

Fukudome reportedly swung the bat over 2,000 times over the first five days of spring camp -- over 500 swings on the first day, over 400 swings on the second, third, and fourth days, and 405 swings on the fifty day.

Source: Daily Sports 2/6/2014

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Shinta Hifumi has made some adjustments to his swing, based on advice from the coaches.  He used to move his hands down and up and down to swing, but it causing a delay so he moved to a up and down to swing.  He apparently studied Matt Murton's swing for ideas on what to do.

Source: Daily Sports 2/6/2014

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Seung Hwan Oh will likely toss one bullpen session every other day during the second block of spring camp.  He could then ramp things up and tossing sessions on consecutive days during the third block of camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014

Oh is slated to toss his first bullpen session on Friday.  He is planning to throw all his pitches to a squatting catcher.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/6/2014Sponichi 2/6/2014