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[2/8/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Feb.09, 2014 @ 3:08 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Masahiko Morifuku BP 2/8 40 Faced Seiichi Uchikawa (18 pitches, 1 could-be hit) and Yuya Hasegawa (22 pitches, 3 hits).  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Dennis Sarfate BP 2/8 38 Faced Dae-Ho Lee and Nobuhiko Matsunaka; threw mostly fastballs; allowed four could-be hits; first batting practice outing during camp.  Sports Hochi 2/8/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Hawks worked outdoors on Saturday for the first time during the second block of camp.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
  • Dae-Ho Lee took live batting practice on Saturday.  He hit a home run off Dennis Sarfate.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014

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Toru Hosokawa modified his catcher's mitt to make sure it fell within the new equipment guidelines that passed last month.  It used to be white and black, but since white is no longer allowed, he had the white parts dyed black and the white strings replaced with black strings.  He had used the glove for six to seven years, so it was broken in, but after the changes, it no longer looked or felt like the glove he had come to love.

Hiroaki Takaya has a red and white mitt he was planning to use this season after spending about a year breaking it in, but he too will have to either swap out the white sections, or use something else.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014