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[1/6/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.07, 2015 @ 12:00 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • The eight members of the 2014 draft class moved into the team dormitory on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015 ... First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto left his home in Gojo, Nara at 5:00am with his parents and grandmother and arrived at the dorm past noon. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015
  • Shinosuke Abe, Hisayoshi Chono, and Hayato Sakamoto began their workouts at Paseo Stadium in Guam on the 6th. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015
  • Shuichi Murata, Kazunari Sanematsu, and Masaki Sakaguchi left for Okinawa out of Haneda Airport on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 1/6/2015
  • Yuki Koyama, Yuya Kubo, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Utsumi, Shoki Kasahara, Nobutaka Imamura, Ryosuke Miyaguni, and Hiroshima's Jumpei Ono left for Guam on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015, official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Koichi Ogata still considers Kenta Maeda the leading candidate for the opening day start. Hiroki Kuroda could join the mix, depending on feedback from the pitching coaches. Source: Daily Sports 1/6/2015
  • Takahiro Arai leg pressed 600 kilograms during workouts on Monday (one set of ten reps). Arai's dream scenario for 2015: hitting a home run while batting clean-up in a game Hiroki Kuroda started. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao will be training in Guam for about ten days. He will be working on his inner and trunk muscles. He will continue his off-season workouts in Tottori when he returns. Source: Daily Sports 1/6/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shun Yamaguchi left Japan out of Narita Airport on Monday to begin workouts with Chunichi's Takuya Asao in Guam. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Morioka dropped three kilograms in one month by cutting back on carbohydrates. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015
  • Fourth round draft pick Tetsuya Terada got a tour of the dorm facilities in Toda on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015
  • Fifth round draft pick Yusaku Nakamoto and Ikusei first round draft pick Shogo Nakashima moved into the team dormitory in Toda, Saitama on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015