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[2/15/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.16, 2014 @ 5:53 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Wladimir Balentien 2/15 18 12 could-be hits, including eight over the fence; of batting practice pitcher Masaru Sato.  Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
Wladimir Balentien 2/15 5 3 could-be hits against Tetsuya Yamamoto.  Sports Hochi 2/15/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Chris Carpenter BP 2/15 ~40 Faced Shingo Kawabata and Yuichi Matsumoto.  Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
Shohei Tateyama Bullpen 2/15 65 Was originally planning to throw around 50, but kept going because he felt good.  Sanspo 2/15/2014, Sponichi 2/15/2014
Kyouhei Muranaka Bullpen 2/15 58 Someone stood in the batter's box; balls and strikes were counted; in preparation for practice game start against KIA on 16th.  Sponichi 2/15/2014


Quick Notes

  • Yasuhiro Ogawa is scheduled to pitch in a game against Chunichi on the 19th.  Source: Sponichi 2/15/2014
  • 2nd round draft pick Naomichi Nishiura is slated to get the start at short and bat eighth against KIA on the 16th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien will most likely get the start at first during an exhibition game against Rakuten on the 22nd.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
  • Chris Carpenter could pitch in an exhibition game against Rakuten on the 22nd.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014
  • Junji Ogawa is not expecting Yoshinori Sato to be ready for the start of the regular season.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/15/2014


Shingo Kawabata led all Yakult players with 300 chocolates this year.  Y. Ogawa came in second with 250.  Pitching coach Shingo Takatsu was third with 100.  Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2014