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[2/15/2014] Orix Buffaloes News and Notes

by on Feb.16, 2014 @ 6:07 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Mamoru Kishida BP 2/15 42 Faced Takayoshi Kawabata and Kazunao Yamamoto; second outing in as many days.  Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
Kazumasa Yoshida Bullpen 2/14 54 Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
Takahiro Mahara Bullpen 2/14 47 Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Takahiro Mahara has been tossing about fifty pitches in the bullpen every other day during spring camp.  Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2014
  • Kenichi Marumo is taking things slow because of pain in his left thigh.  Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014

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Mamoru Kishida could be used as both a starter and a reliever this season -- he could join the bullpen staff when the team can get away with five starters, like during Inter-league play.  Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014

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1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida is slated to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 19th.  He will be used for one inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014

Sports Hochi mentions that Yoshida will toss batting practice on the 16th.  Assuming his right shoulder is fine, he could pitch in a game on either the 22nd (exhibition vs Chunichi) or 23rd (practice vs Yakult).  There is no mention of the 19th.

Source: Sporce Hochi 2/15/2014