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[2/6/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 12:33 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Shohei Otani Bullpen 2/6 83 Tossed session in between Yuki Saito (to the right) and Mitsuo Yoshikawa (to the left); was supposed to stop after eighty, but lost track of the count.  Daily Sports 2/6/2014, Sports Hochi 2/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
Luis Mendoza Bullpen 2/6 33 Including change-ups; first session since the start of camp; seventy percent strength.  Daily Sports 2/6/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Shohei Otani was slated to toss batting practice on Thursday but ended up throwing pitches in the bullpen because weather conditions were not good.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/6/2014
  • Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Wednesday he might demote players based on their performances during Thursday's intra-squad game.  Source: Nikkan Sorts 2/6/2014

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Starting rotation will likely include Mitsuo Yoshikawa, Masaru Takeda, Kisanuki, and Mendoza.  The final two spots will be up for grabs.  Y. Saito, Otani, Yuya Ishii, and Keisuke Tanimoto are among the possibilities.

Source: Daily Sports 2/6/2014

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Hiroshi Kisanuki is hoping to bike the distance between the Ni-gun team hotel and Hedo Misaki (Cape Hedo) during his next day off on the 10th.  The distance to Hedo Misaki is about twenty kilometers one-way.  He rented a mountain bike on Wednesday (2,000 yen for three hours) and rode out about twelve kilometers for a test run.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014