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[2/7/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and notes

by on Feb.08, 2014 @ 3:02 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Ryosuke Miyaguni Bullpen 2/7 75 Including curve and shot; threw fifty with Tatsunori Hara in the batter's box.  Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014
Tetsuya Utsumi Bullpen 2/6 76 Including breaking pitches.  Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014
Ryosuke Miyaguni Bullpen 2/6 99 Squatting catcher, including breaking pitches.  Sanspo 2/7/2014, Sponichi 2/7/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Workouts took place indoors again on Friday because of the rain.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014
  • Hayato Sakamoto stayed back after general worked on Friday for extra fielding and hitting practices.  He also took some fielding practice at third.  Source: Daily Sports 2/7/2014, Sanpso 2/7/2014
  • Shogo Shibata (appendicitis) was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 2/7/2014
  • Tetsuya Utsumi is scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 13th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014
  • NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki visited Miyazaki camp on Friday.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2014
  • Team owner Kojiro Shiraishi was at Miyazaki camp on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014

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Ryosuke Miyaguni was called up to Ichi-gun to toss a bullpen session on Thursday.  He impressed Tatsunori Hara enough to get a promotion to Ichi-gun camp.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2014

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Hideki Matsui may have taken some indoor batting practice on Friday -- he spent about ten minutes inside the tent set aside for batting practice.  When approached by reporters, he said that they might have been dreaming and that everything he did was part of a plan to lose weight.

Source: Sanspo 2/7/2014

Matsui hit balls from the left side for about twenty-five minutes during indoor fielding practice on Friday -- 140 swings at distances of about twenty-five meters and eighteen swings at about sixty meters.

Source: Sanspo 2/7/2014, Sponichi 2/7/2014