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[2/27/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Feb.28, 2014 @ 4:20 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Takahiro Norimoto Bullpen 2/27 ~100 Was not happy with session and was satisfied with only about three pitches.  Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014
Yuki Matsui Bullpen 2/27 81 Mostly fastballs.  Nikkan Sports 2/27/2014

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Pitching Coach Yoshinori Sato would like to avoid using 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui in exhibition games against Pacific League teams.  That could mean mean three more outings before the start of the regular season: two-game series against Chunichi that begins on March 8, two-game series against Yakult that begins on March 15, three-game series against Chunichi that begins on March 21.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/27/2014, Sponichi 2/27/2014

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Loek Van Mil was pulled from Thursday's game against Lotte with discomfort in his right elbow.  The condition does not appear to be serious.

Source: Sponichi 2/27/2014