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[2/23/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.24, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2/23 76 22 over the fence.  Nikkan Sports 2/23/2014
Mauro Gomez 2/22   Batting practice scrimmage; 1-for-4: 1B9, Fo9, F4, Ks.  Sanspo 2/23/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Randy Messenger Bullpen 2/23 99 Most he has thrown in a session during camp this year.  Sponichi 2/23/2014
Seung Hwan Oh Bullpen 2/22 102 Most he has thrown in a session during camp this year.  Sanspo 2/23/2014, Daily Sports 2/23/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Owner Shinya Sakai visited Kochi camp on Saturday.  Source: Sanspo 2/23/2014
  • Randy Messenger and Seung Hwan Oh are scheduled to pitch in a practice game against LG (KBO) on the 25th.  Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2014, Sponichi 2/23/2014
  • Takahiro Arai fouled a ball off his left ankle during batting practice on Sunday.  He was later seen walking around with ice wrapped around the ankle.  He told reporters he was fine.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2014
  • Mauro Gomez was scratched from Sunday's exhibition game against Chunichi as a precaution because of some tightness in his lower body.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2014

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Practice game against the Goyang Wonders (Korean Independent League) on Saturday: Fumiya Hojo recorded a hit, a walk, and two RBI; Shinta Hifumi picked up two hits, a walk, and two RBI.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2014

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The Tigers are worried about their middle relief, particularly from the left side, and might give 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada a look as an option, depending on how the starting rotation fills out.  Source: ZakZak 2/23/2014