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[1/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jan.22, 2015 @ 1:35 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto took things easy during practices on the 18th because of discomfort in his lower back. He also felt some tightness in his hamstrings. He started feeling better when he got the areas around the hamstring loosened up. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2015
  • Third round draft pick Hayato Takagi threw twenty-five pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Tuesday. Source: Sanspo 1/21/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida threw fifty-three pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen at Naruohama on Tuesday. Source: Sanspo 1/21/2015
  • Yuta Iwasada threw forty pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen on Tuesday. It was his first session with a squatting catcher. Source: Sanspo 1/21/2015
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka weighed eighty-six kilograms last season. He is currently about two to three kilograms away from his target of eighty-two to eighty-three. Source: Sanspo 1/21/2015 ... Nishioka left Japan to train in Hawaii on Tuesday. Before leaving, he told reporters that he already spoke to Yutaka Wada. He did not reveal too much about what they discussed, but hinted that he would be competing at second base. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2015
  • The Tigers are scheduled to play a practice game against Nippon Ham on February 11, a practice game against Samsung (KBO) on February 13, and an intra-squad game on February 15. Source: Sanspo 1/21/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • First round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki, third round draft pick Toshihiko Kuramoto, fourth round draft pick Motoharu Fukuchi, and fifth round draft pick Koki Yamashita were all assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp during a staff meeting on Wednesday. Yokohama is slated to play twelve intra-squad/practice games during spring camp this year. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2015
  • Fourth round draft pick Fukuchi's father is a Motoharu Sano fan. He named his son after the singer and asked him to use Sano's Someday as his intro music during his first year. Fukuchi has never heard the song and would rather use music by someone he knows, like E-girls, but is planning to go along with his father's request. Fukuchi threw forty-two pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen on Tuesday. It was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher. Source: Daily Sports 1/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/21/2015, Sponichi 1/21/2015
  • Yulieski Gourriel could join the team in early April. Source: Sponichi 1/21/2015
  • Hiroshi Kobayashi (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman on December 11, 2014.. Source: Sponichi 1/21/2015