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[11/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.04, 2014 @ 12:39 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants are planning to start pitchers on five days of rest again next year. Starters pitched on five days of rest thirty-two times this season, up from twelve in 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung-Hwan Oh is planning to head to Guam in December to begin his training for the 2015 season. He is open to having younger Hanshin players join him. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2014 ... Oh left for Korea out of Kansai International Airport on Monday. Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2014
  • Shintaro Yokota weighed eighty-five kilograms when he first joined the Tigers. He has since pushed his weight up to ninety-three kilograms. His goal is to reach ninety-seven kilograms. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2014
  • Shintaro Fujinami is looking to gain three kilograms this winter. He would like to start spring camp between at least ninety-three and ninety-four and make it through the entire season between ninety-two and ninety-three. Source: Sponichi 11/3/2014
  • Ni-gun chief pitching coach Yasuo Kubo had pitchers working on their balance and their trunk muscles by swinging 180 centimeter sticks while standing on a balance beam. Source: Sanspo 11/3/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Monday using an MLB baseball. He threw forty pitches, faced Yoshihiro Maru and Ryosuke Kikuchi, and allowed two could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2014
  • Takashi Uemoto will try batting from both sides of the plate. The Carp like his defensive abilities, but are concerned about his offense and feel hitting left-handed could help improve his balance and swing. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2014, Sponichi 11/3/2014 ... Uemoto tried hitting from the left side during his second year of high school. Source: Daily Spots 11/3/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons are slated to play a practice game against the Hyogo Blue Sandars (Baseball First League) at Nagoya Stadium on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2014

Yakult Swallows