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[2/22/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.23, 2014 @ 3:06 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Mauro Gomez 2/22   Batting practice scrimmage, went 1-for-4.  Nikkan Sports 2/22/2014

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Quick Notes

  • 5th round draft pick Shoya Yamamoto has decided to use the theme song from the baseball anime Touch for his intro music.  Source: Sponichi 2/22/2014
  • Seung Hwan Oh visited ONNA Akama Ballpark on his day-off on Friday and spent some time with his former team, the Samsung Lions.  He also watched them play a practice game against the SK Wyverns.  Source: Sponichi 2/22/2014

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6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki started a practice game against the Goyang Wonders (Korean Independent League) on Saturday and did not allow a run or a hit over three innings of work.  He struck out four.

In two practice games during spring camp, Iwazaki has thrown a combined six shutout innings without allowing a hit and has struck out ten.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2014, Daily Sports 2/22/2014

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Sanspo Tigers' Promise: Akihito Fujii promises to steal one base this season.  If he fails, he will hold a baseball clinic for a number of Sanspo readers.  If he succeeds, Sanspo owes him a gift, to be decided at a later time.

Source: Sanspo 2/22/2014