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[2/9/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.10, 2014 @ 4:34 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Leslie Anderson 2/8 14 Faced Tetsuya Yamaguchi; collected three could-be hits.  Sponichi 2/9/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Tetsuya Utsumi BP 2/9 44 Faced Kenji Yano and Masaki Sakaguchi.  Sanspo 2/9/2014
Nobutaka Imamura BP 2/8 45 Faced Yoshiyuki Kamei (22 pitches, 4 could-be hits) and Hayato Sakamoto (23 pitches, 2 could-be hits).  Daily Sports 2/9/2014
Toshiya Sugiuchi Bullpen 2/8 82 Sanspo 2/9/2014

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Hideki Matsui took batting practice in public on Sunday.  Shinnosuke Abe threw twenty-nine pitches; 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi was the catcher.  Matsui took twenty-two swings and hit five over the fence (5th pitch/4th swing, 10th pitch/8th swing, 14th pitch/12th swing, 18th pitch/15th swing, 29th pitch/22nd swing).

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014

Matsui threw 827 batting practice pitches over the first seven days of camp (excluding a day off).

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014

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Tomoyuki Sugano canceled a bullpen session on the 8th because of tightness in his back.  It does not appear to be serious.

Sugano played catch on Sunday and told reporters he was fine.  He is hoping to either toss batting practice or pitch in an intra-squad game on the 13th.

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014

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Nobutaka Imamura will be sent down to Ni-gun camp because of tightness in his left shoulder.  Ryota Katsuki will be called up to take Imamura's place.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014