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[2/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.12, 2014 @ 4:05 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
  2/11 39 One over the fence; outdoors.  Sponichi 2/11/2014
Kevin Youkilis 2/10 46 About twenty could-be hits; indoors.  Sanspo 2/11/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Takahiro Norimoto Bullpen 2/11 133 Including curves.  Sponichi 2/11/2014
Yuki Matsui Bullpen 2/10 69 Fastballs and sliders; third session in as many days.  Daily Sports 2/11/2014
Koji Aoyama Bullpen 2/10 100 Including ten forkballs.  Sports Hochi 2/11/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Kevin Youkilis might get an at bat during Wednesday's intra-squad game.  Source: Sponichi 2/11/2014
  • Takahiro Norimoto might pitch in a game some time on or after the 15th.  Source: Sponichi 2/11/2014
  • Norihito Kaneto has thrown nearly 700 pitches during camp, through to the 10th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui might end up staying behind in Kumejima to continue his workouts at Ni-gun camp when the team leaves for Okinawa.  The move would not be considered a "demotion" because the plan was always for him to start things out at Ni-gun.  However, if he makes progress with his balance issues and shows more consistency, he could be called up in March during the exhibition game season.

Source: Tokyo Sports 2/11/2014