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[2/15/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Feb.16, 2014 @ 5:33 am, under NPB

Hiroshi Kisanuki was taking things slow at Ni-gun camp because of an injury to his left calf.  He tossed 140 pitches in the bullpen on the 13th and joined the rest of the Ni-gun players in regular workouts on the 14th.  Assuming no setbacks, he could still be ready for the start of the regular season.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/15/2014

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Shohei Otani will likely continue to pitch in games on six days of rest.  That could mean outings on February 22 (vs Lotte), March 1 (vs Hiroshima), and March 8 (vs Hanshin).  The game on March 8 will be at Koshien Stadium.  If he pitches on March 8, he will be taking the mound at Koshien for the first time since 2012.

Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2014

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3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka will most likely get the start in right and bat fifth during an intra-squad game on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014