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[3/1/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Mar.02, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB

Quick Notes

  • The Fighters closed out Nago camp on Saturday.  Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2014
  • Shohei Otani left Saturday's game against Hiroshima after he took a batted ball off the area near his right buttock with the bases loaded and two out in the 5th.  The injury does not appear serious.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014 ... Hideki Kuriyama is not planning to set any hard pitch count limits on Otani this year.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
  • Juan Miranda started feeling tightness in his abdominal muscles while running the bases in the 1st inning of Saturday's practice game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner as a precaution.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
  • The Fighters opened a YouTube channel on March 1: FIGHTERSofficial.  Source: official announcement
  • Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Sapporo Dome on March 29.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014