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[2/15/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.16, 2014 @ 6:45 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Shintaro Masuda 2/15   21 pitches, 2 over the fence; Koji Aoyama on the mound.  Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Keiji Uezono Bullpen 2/15 108 Including curve, fork, and splitter; pitching coach Yoshinori Sato stood in the batter's box.  Sports Hochi 2/16/2014
Yuki Matsui BP 2/15 50 Faced Ryo Hijirisawa (24 pitches) and Akihisa Makida (26 pitches, 3 over the fence); mostly fastballs; twenty-two pitches were not swung at.  Sponichi 2/15/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Eagles began workouts at Kin Baseball Stadium on Saturday.  Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014
  • Owner Hiroshi Mikitani watched practices in Okinawa on Saturday.  Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014
  • Keiji Uezono is scheduled to pitch in Sunday's practice game against Samsung.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2014

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1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui is currently scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game against Yomiuri on the 23rd.  There will most likely be no set limit to how long he pitches, other than until he gets hit.

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2014, Daily Sports 2/15/2014, Sponichi 2/15/2014, Sports Hochi 2/15/2014