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[11/7/2014] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Yokohama, Yakult

by on Nov.08, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Workouts on Thursday included: for position players: ten sets of stairs (thirty-eight steps) and fourteen hills (about twenty meters in distance); for pitchers: thirty foul poles (180 meters in distance) and five tire pushes (roughly thirty meters in distance). Source: Sanspo 11/7/2014

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda started an intra-squad game on Friday. He gave up two runs on three hits over three innings of work. He used an MLB baseball during his outing. Source: Daily Sports 11/7/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ryosuke Hirata injured his left ankle during fall camp on the 5th. He was doing lighter workouts with hopes of returning to the main group, but will now focus on rehabbing the ankle. Source: Sponichi 11/7/2014
  • Iori Katsura had to field about 900 grounders during workouts on Thursday. The session took place over a period of two-and-a-half hours (including breaks). Motonobu Tanishige and battery coaches Mitsuo Tatsukawa and Masatoshi Ogawa took turns hitting baseballs to Katsura from a distance of about fifteen meters. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2014
  • Yusuke Matsui's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,010 grams, on October 3 at a hospital in Nagoya. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2014
  • Nobumasa Fukuda (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Fukuoka on October 3 in Nagoya. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata spent forty minutes hitting grounders to Hiroki Minei and another forty minutes hitting grounders to Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tomoya Mikami, Kazuki Mishima, Shingo Hirata, and Yuta Kakita on Thursday. Kakita pulled out early after he developed a cramp in his right calf. Source: Daily Sports 11/7/2014 ... Nakahata hit over 350 baseballs in about eighty-five minutes. Source: Sponichi 11/7/2014
  • Shun Yamaguchi is working on a cutter. Source: Sports Hochi 11/7/2014

Yakult Swallows