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[3/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Mar.04, 2014 @ 12:34 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left shoulder) threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on Monday.  Pitching coach Kazuya Tabata stood in the batter's box.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014
  • Hisayoshi Chono has managed to get his Spanish up to a point where he can joke around a little with Leslie Anderson.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers visited Nishinomiya Shrine on Monday to pray for a successful season.  About 500 visitors were also at the shrine.  Source: Sanspo 3/3/2014
  • Seung Hwan Oh does not want to use mound differences as an excuse, since there are also differences in mounds between stadiums in Korea.  He plans to check as many mounds as he can before the start of the regular season.  Source: Sanspo 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2014
  • Mauro Gomez will have his right knee re-evaluated on Wednesday.  The Tigers hope he will be ok to begin playing some time around the 15th.  Nothing will be certain until after they receive his test results. Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami could face Nippon Ham's Shohei Otani at Koshien on March 8.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Daily Sports 3/3/2014, Sponichi 3/3/2014
  • In ten pre-season games through Sunday, Ryota Imanari is 13-for-31.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp closed out Okinawa camp on Monday.
  • Yuki Iwami, Jumpei Ono, Masamitsu Suzuki, and Seiya Suzuki will be sent down to Ni-gun.  Eishin Soyogi and Tomohiro Abe will be called up to Ichi-gun.  Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera, 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri, 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka, and 4th round draft pick Keita Nishihara will continue workouts with the Ichi-gun team.  Source: Sponichi 3/3/2014