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[2/19/2014] Seibu Lions News and Notes

by on Feb.20, 2014 @ 3:20 am, under NPB

Quick Notes

  • The Lions announced that Toshihiro Iwao, Yuta Nakazaki, Kenta Matsushita, Kazuki Miyata, and Porfirio Lopez will join Group A camp on the 20th.  Source: official announcement
  • Kazuhisa Makita is scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on the 20th.  Source: Sanspo 2/19/2014

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Takeya Nakamura was taking batting practice on Tuesday when he suddenly stopped and grabbed his left side.  He ended the session and disappeared beyond the dugout.  He left before the end of general practices.  He did not go to the hospital and instead rested at the team hotel.

Source: Sanspo 2/19/2014

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A number of players were scheduled to continue workouts at Seibu 2 Stadium after Nango camp.  The Lions decided to change those plans because of the snowfall in the Kanto region and will have the players remain in Nango until the 25th.  Players staying back:

Takayuki Kishi, Fumiya Nishiguchi, Ryoma Nogami, Atsushi Okamoto, Michael Bowden, Kazuhisa Makita, Greg Reynolds, Randy Williams, Cody Ransom, Naoto Watanabe, Takanori Hoshi, Tatsuyuki Uemoto, Takeya Nakamura, and Takumi Kuriyama.  (fourteen players)

The rest of the team will travel to Miyazaki City on the 21st ahead of their exhibition game against Softbank on the 22nd.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2014

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Seibu Dome suffered some minor damage during the recent snowfall in the Kanto region.  Repairs are underway.  The stadium should be ready in time for the upcoming exhibition games.

Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2014