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[2/6/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 12:42 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Shohei Tateyama Bullpen 2/6 110 All pitches; Yuichi and Lastings Milledge stepped into the batter's box.  Sponichi 2/6/2014
Hiroki Sanada Bullpen 2/6 50 Faced Ryosuke Morioka and 2nd round draft pick Naomichi Nishiura.  Sanspo 2/6/2014
Ryosuke Yagi BP 2/6 ~50 Faced two hitters.  Sponichi 2/6/02014, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa is scheduled to toss batting practice during the second block of camp.  Source: Sanpso 2/6/2014
  • Tsutomu Wakamatsu joined the team at Urasoe on Thursday.  He will be a special instructor through to the 19th.  Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014

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Junji Ogawa told reporters he was thinking about batting Wladimir Balentien third because he wanted to give his slugger more at bats.  Ogawa also felt the higher slot could mean fewer pitchers pitching around him, assuming the hitters behind them did their jobs.

Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014

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Balentien visited American Village in Chatan on his day off on Wednesday.  At night, he went out for some tonkostsu ramen with the other foreign players, excluding Chris Carpenter.

Source: Sponichi 2/6/2014