|Tsuyoshi Wada||Bullpen||2/14||35||Sanspo 2/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014|
|Yu Darvish||Bullpen||2/14||22||Sanspo 2/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/15/2014|
Kyuji Fujikawa played some catch on the 14th. He did some long toss at a distance of about forty meters. He also threw ten baseballs at a distance of about eighteen meters with his catch partner squatting.
On Shunsuke Watanabe's bullpen session on the 13th, from the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham:
... Manager John Farrell, bullpen coach Dana Levangie, assistant general manager Mike Hazen and about a dozen players gathered to watch Watanabe throw to Ryan Lavarnway.
"He'll be tough to hit the first time somebody sees him," Lavarnway said. "It wasn't tough to catch because I knew what he was throwing. But the angle is completely different."
... Watanabe was guaranteed at least four appearances in spring training games, so he'll get a chance to see what that unusual delivery can do against major league hitters.
Source: Boston.com 2/13/2014
Masahiro Tanaka was assigned Mariano Rivera's old locker at Steinbrenner Field. That and a few other notes from the New York Posts' Dan Martin:
As if the hype surrounding Masahiro Tanaka weren’t cranked high enough, now the Japanese pitcher has been given Mariano Rivera’s old locker at Steinbrenner Field.
When a staff member informed him of the move, Tanaka said he wasn’t sure he belonged there.
... “I’m very honored to get all the attention, but I need to go out and perform,” Tanaka said through a translator.
... “I want to learn the way to do it over here,” Tanaka said. “And not go about it the Japanese way of doing it.”
Source: New York Post 2/14/2014
Tanaka played catch with Hiroki Kuroda on the 15th before tossing a bullpen session in between Kuroda and C.C. Sabathia.
Source: Nikkan Sports 2/16/2014
Toshimaya took out an outfield wall ad for Hato Sabure at Field 2.