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[2/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.15, 2014 @ 3:09 am, under NPB

Quick Notes

  • The Giants drew 184,500 fans during Miyazaki camp this year, up about 40,000 over last year.  Source: Sanspo 2/14/2014
  • Hideki Matsui threw 1,024 batting practice pitches during his run as special spring camp instructor (he tossed batting practice in nine of the eleven days).  He also hit five over fence in twenty-two swings during batting practice on the 9th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014
  • Tatsunori Hara had dinner with Matsui on Thursday night (last day of Miyazaki camp).  Source: Sponichi 2/14/2014
  • The Ichi-gun team traveled to Okinawa on Friday.  Tetsuya Utsumi (batting ball off left shin), Toshiya Sugiuchi (discomfort in lower back), and Tetsuya Yamaguchi (general fatigue) are taking things a little slow.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014
  • The Giants are scheduled to play seven games over their next eleven practice days.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014
  • Shuichi Murata, Hirokazu IbataYasuyuki Kataoka, and Kan Otake visited the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, Okinawa on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2014