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[2/15/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.16, 2014 @ 6:40 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Seung Hwan Oh BP 2/15 48 Faced Ryota Imanari and Takahiro Arai.  Sanspo 2/15/2014
Shintaro Fujinami BP 2/15 48 Faced Takashi Toritani and Kosuke Fukudome.  Sanspo 2/15/2014

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Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi hinted that Kazuya Tsutsui and Naoto Tsuru may not have many opportunities to prove they belong at Ichi-gun camp.  The two pitchers made appearances during a practice game against Samsung on Friday and did not perform particularly well.  Tsutsui gave up two runs on five hits over three innings and Tsuru three runs on three hits and two HBPs over three innings.

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2014, Sanspo 2/15/2014

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Mauro Gomez will be using a maple Mizuno bat that weighs between 900 and 910 grams.  It is apparently similar to the model Tuffy Rhodes used.

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2014

Gomez hit seven over the fence on forty-two swings during batting practice on Friday.  He took twenty-two swings and hit two over the fence against a right-handed pitcher.  The rest came against a left-handed pitcher (twenty swings and five over the fence).  Balls used during batting practice were a little heavier than usual because they were old baseballs used during practices when it was rainy.

Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka resumed batting practice on Friday -- he spent about twenty minutes taking cuts in the cages against pitching machines.  He also stood in the batter's box during bullpens by Atsushi Nomi and Shinobu Fukuhara.

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2014