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[2/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.26, 2014 @ 1:49 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Hirokazu Sawamura Bullpen 2/25 50 Most he has thrown in a session during camp this year; 20 to standing catcher, 5 to half-squatting catcher, 25 to squatting catcher.  Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Giants unveiled their 2014 Tokon uniforms on Monday.  Tetsuya Utsumi and Yasuyuki Kataoka modeled the uniforms for the media.  Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014
  • Tetsuya Matsumoto was sent down to Ni-gun camp to make room for Taishi Ota.  Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014
  • Utsumi and Tomoya Sugano could make their next appearances during exhibition games on either March 1 or 2 (both vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome).  That could put them in line to pitch in an exhibition game against Hanshin at Koshien on March 9.  Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2014
  • Shogo Shibata was taking things slow after coming back from appendicitis.  He rejoined the rest of the players for workouts at Ni-gun camp on Tuesday.  He is planning to toss a bullpen session on the 26th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014

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Cheer songs for Kataoka, Hirokazu Ibata, and Kan Otake have been completed.  The songs could be performed for the first time during an exhibition game against Yakult on March 1.  Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014 ... Cheer songs for the three new faces, in addition to Daisuke Nakai, were made available for download as ring tones at the G-Melo Kyojin-Gun site on Monday (membership required).  Source: Sanspo 2/25/2014