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[2/9/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.10, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi hit grounders for fielding practice on Sunday for the first time since becoming a player/coach. He spent about twenty minutes hitting 100 or so baseballs to Shinnosuke Abe at first base, Yasuyuki Kataoka at second base, and later, Hirokazu Ibata. The session was unscheduled and only came to be when Abe asked if he could hit him some baseballs. Source: Sponichi 2/9/2015, Daily Sports 2/9/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Allen Kuri and Takaya Toda are slated to get starts in an intra-squad game on the 10th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015
  • First round draft pick Takayoshi Noma showed off his arm during fielding practices on Sunday by making three strong throws from right -- one to third and two to home plate. Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp had the day off on Monday.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • General manager Shigeru Takada spent about fifteen minutes hitting baseballs to Aarom Baldiris and Jose Lopez during morning workouts on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015
  • The first four spots in the starting rotation could go to Yasutomo Kubo, Shoichi Ino, Guillermo Moscoso, and Shun Yamaguchi. Pitchers like Kazuki Mishima, Yuta Kakita, Hisanori Takahashi, Kentaro Takasaki, Shun Tono, and first round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki could be candidates for the remaining openings. Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun camp had the day off on Monday.
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa, Yoshihisa Naruse, and Masanori Ishikawa are candidates for the opening day start. Mitsuru Manaka wants to see the three pitch in games before finalizing a decision this month. Source: Sponichi 2/9/2015 ... Ogawa will most likely tossing batting practice during the third block of camp and pitch in a practice game against Hanshin on the 19th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2015