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[2/13/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.14, 2014 @ 2:17 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuki Matsui Bullpen 2/13 51 Squatting catcher; eleven sliders; second session in as many days, ninth session overall since the start of camp; tossed session batting practice outing was canceled due to rain; Motohiro Shima caught the session.  Sponichi 2/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2014
Kenji Tomura Bullpen 2/12 153 Set person high for number of pitches during camp this year.  Nikkan Sports 2/13/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Eagles closed out Kumejima camp on Thursday.
  • Loek Van Mil and Sergio Mitre will travel to mainland Okinawa with the Ichi-gun team to continue their tryouts.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2014

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Kazuo Matsui stayed back after workouts on Wednesday for his third consecutive day of extra batting practice.  He  will remain and continue workouts at his own pace in Kumejima.

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

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui threw fifty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.  Kevin Youkilis stepped into the batters box before the eighth pitch and remained until the thirtieth.  Matsui knew someone was going to stand in the batter's box during his session, but did not know it was going to be Youkilis.  He tried his best not to think too much about it.  The rookie told reporters he never saw the veteran play, but did use him in video games.

Source: Sponichi 2/13/2014