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[2/4/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.05, 2015 @ 7:40 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto and Ikusei second round draft pick Takuya Kawai joined the Ichi-gun camp for practices on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • Hayato Sakamoto (lower back) could join regular Ichi-gun workouts on the 6th. He practiced outdoors on the dirt with cleats on Tuesday for the first time. He ran the bases and took some grounders at short and felt no discomfort. He returned indoors for batting practice. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015 ... Sakamoto took indoor batting practice on Wednesday. He is still slated to join Ichi-gun workouts on the 6th. Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • Hideki Matsui was at Miyazaki camp again on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • The 2015 Haichu Presents 2 with 55 Jeter & Matsui Tomodachi Baseball Game on March 21 will feature Tatsunori Hara, Hideki Kuriyama, Seiji Kobayashi, Shohei Otani, Satoru Komiyama, and Tsuyoshi Yoda. Source: Daily Sports 2/5/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryutaro Umeno ran the thirty meter in 4.01 seconds on Tuesday. Source: Sanspo 2/4/2015
  • Ryota Arai could get promoted to Ichi-gun camp depending on how he does during batting practice scrimmages on the 7th and 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • The Tigers are interested in twenty-three-year-old pitcher Yao-Lin Wang. If they sign him, it will be to an Ikusei contract. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi and Tetsuya Kokubo took turns fielding grounders at third for about an hour and fifteen minutes on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • Ryuji Ichioka is trying to toss twenty pitches in the bullpen every other day during the first block of spring camp. He wants to then bump that up to twenty pitches every day beginning in the second block. He also wants to work on locating pitches and throwing from the stretch during the sessions. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun camp had the day off on Wednesday.
  • Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo was at Swallows camp on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • An unexploded ordnance was found at Urasoe Sports Park on Tuesday. The military checked the ordnance and found that it posed no danger. Source: Sanspo 2/4/2015