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[1/11/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.12, 2015 @ 1:46 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto ran the three kilometer on Saturday in twelve minutes and twenty-nine seconds, good for fourth out of eight players. Source: Sanspo 1/11/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami might not have a chance to toss a bullpen session before the start of spring camp once he begins workouts with Hiroshima's Kenta Maeda because the training facilities he will be using has no bullpen. Source: Sanspo 1/11/2015
  • Yutaka Wada would like to try giving Takashi Toritani another chance to bat lead-off this season. He tried it last season, but had to drop him to third when Tsuyoshi Nishioka got hurt. Kosuke Fukudome could bat third. Source: Sanspo 1/11/2015, Sponichi 1/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/11/2015
  • Nishioka will be competing with Hiroki Uemoto for the everyday job at second. Source: Sanspo 1/11/2015 ... Ryota Arai and Ryota Imanari will be competing for the job at third. The player that loses out at second could join the mix at third. Soure: ZakZak 1/11/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka is planning to assign the 2014 draft class to Ni-gun spring camp because he is worried about them working too hard. Players that appear ready for Ichi-gun spring camp could be called up some time around February 16. Source: Chunichi Sports 1/11/2015

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