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[3/1/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Mar.02, 2014 @ 1:53 am, under NPB

Quick Notes

  • Mauro Gomez resumed indoor soft-toss batting practice on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 3/1/2014 ... The Tigers are still unable to set a timetable on Gomez (right knee).  Source: Sponichi 3/1/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada resumed practices on the 28th at Naruohama.  He will not be allowed to do any throwing for the time being.  Source: Sanspo 3/1/2014
  • Yutaka Wada would like to make decisions on younger players by about March 7.  Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami knows he cannot pitch at full strength from start to end of every game he appears in and will be using some of the practice/exhibition games to test various ways to conserve energy/improve his pace.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
  • Team owner Shinya Sakai denied having discussions with team officials about finding another foreign player.  Source: Sanspo 3/1/2014

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There were talks about keeping Seung Hwan Oh out of exhibition games against Central League teams, but it seems the Tigers have scrapped that plan in favor of making sure their new closer gets the work he needs, when he needs it, regardless of opponent.

Oh could pitch in a game at YafuOku Dome on March 5 to give him some experience pitching in a domed stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/0214

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Daiki Enokida started a Kyoiku League game against Orix on Saturday and tossed three shutout innings while giving up one hit.  He faced ten hitters and threw thirty-three pitches.

Source: Sanspo 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014