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[1/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.21, 2015 @ 2:11 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto worked out with the rest of the players on Tuesday after taking things slow on Sunday because of lower back tightness. He told reporters he felt fine. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Hirokazu Ibata is thinking about switching his glove manufacturer from Mizuno to Adidas. Source: Sponichi 1/20/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka left Japan from Kansai Airport on Tuesday. He will continue the next stage of his training in Hawaii. Source: Daily Sports 1/20/2015
  • Kosuke Fukudome returned from his workouts in Hawaii on Tuesday. He spoke to reporters at the airport and said he was running without any worries about his left knee. Source: Sports Hochi 1/20/2015
  • Second round draft pick Tsuyoshi Ishizaki and fourth round draft pick Koki Moriya tossed bullpen session at Naruohama on Tuesday. It was their third session in as many days. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Daiki Enokida threw fifty-three pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at Naruohama on Tuesday. It was his first session of the year. Source: Sports Hochi 1/20/2015
  • Minoru Iwata returned to Japan on the 19th after spending about two weeks training in Arizona. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Nearly all players, including foreign players, will get to play in an intra-squad game schedule on February 15. Source: Sanspo 1/20/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • First round draft pick Takayoshi Noma took forty-one swings during live batting practice on Tuesday. He faced pitches from both sides. It was his first real session since mid-November. Source: Daily Sports 1/20/2015
  • Third round draft pick Atsuya Horie tossed a bullpen session on Tuesday. He threw seventy-five pitches to a standing catcher and mixed in curves, sliders, and change-ups. It was his first session since turning professional. Source: Daily Sports 1/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Yuki Iwami (27) is planning to file marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Aichi on the 25th. Source: Daily Sports 1/20/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • First round draft pick Ryosuke Nomura threw about twenty pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Tuesday. He threw off a mound for the first time since the 21U World Cup last November. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Eighth round draft pick Masashi Yamamoto and ninth round draft pick Takeshi Kaneko tossed bullpen sessions on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015
  • Shinji Tajima tossed a bullpen session at Nagoya Stadium on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/20/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka is not planning to schedule evening workouts during spring camp. Source: Sponichi 1/20/2015
  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) is expected to arrive in Japan some time in mid-March. Source: Sponichi 1/20/2015