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[2/13/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.14, 2014 @ 2:13 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuta Iwasada Bullpen 2/13 52 Including breaking pitches; Akihito Fujii caught the session.  Sports Hochi 2/13/2014


Quick Notes

  • Thursday's batting practice scrimmage was canceled due to the rain.
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada could pitch in an intra-squad game on the 15th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2014


Mauro Gomez worked out on his day off on Wednesday.  Sixteen members of the staff and forty-one members of the media watched over his workouts.  After warm-ups, he took sixty-five swings during indoor batting practice with Assistant Batting Coach Thomas O'Malley tossing him pitches.

Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2014

Gomez is scheduled to join workouts with the rest of the players on the 14th.  He could also take some outdoor batting practice as well.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2014, Sponichi 2/13/2014


Tsuyoshi Nishioka resumed workouts at Ginoza camp on Thursday. He was diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow and will have to take things slow until it goes away, but should be ready for opening day.

Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2014


Randy Messenger agreed to a Sanspo Tigers Promise: he promised to hit at least one home run during the season in exchange for a meal at Kani Doraku.  If he fails, he owes Sanspo some memorabilia from his personal collection (which will ultimately be given away to a Sanspo reader).

Source: Sanspo 2/13/2014