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[2/25/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Feb.26, 2014 @ 1:45 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Suguru Iwazaki Bullpen 2/24 62 Including breaking pitches.  Sanspo 2/25/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Through Tuesday, Takahiro Arai is 9-for-11 in four scrimmages/games.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada did not throw the ball for the third straight day on Monday.  He has been told to focus on strengthening his lower body.  Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014

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Shintaro Fujinami is scheduled to start a practice game against Lotte on March 1.  From there, he will most likely continue to make appearances on Saturday.  That could put his first regular season start on March 29 vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome, assuming no interruptions in the schedule.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014

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Mauro Gomez was examined at a hospital on Sunday because of tightness in the area behind his right knee.  His tests came back inconclusive for any major problems, but team officials are planning to let him take things slow.  There is a chance he may not be able to play in practice games against Lotte on March 1 and Seibu on March 2.  If things have not improved, he might also end up missing exhibition games against Softbank on March 4 and 5.  That could mean he might not play in a game until March 7 vs Lotte.

Gomez could head to Koshien to continue his workouts/rehab once Ginoza camp ends.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014Daily Sports 2/25/2014, Sponichi 2/25/2014

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Seung Hwan Oh's agent, Dong-Wook Kim, visited Okinawa camp on Monday.  He told reporters that Oh's personal assistant will be Dong-Hoon Kuo (郭東勲, English spelling might be incorrect).  Kuo will live with Oh and provide him with whatever support he needs, including food preparation.

Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014