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[2/11/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.12, 2015 @ 11:02 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyosuke Takagi missed practices on Wednesday because he was not feeling well. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015
  • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto attended his high school graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to take about seventeen position players (roughly two players per position) to Okinawa camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Hanshin Tigers are interested in twenty-six-year-old KBO pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang. They are planning to send a scout to watch the left-handed pitcher when the KIA Tigers play the Hiroshima Carp at Koza Shinkin Stadium in Okinawa on the 24th and 26th. The Tigers are interested in seeing how Yang handles Japanese hitters. Source: Daily Sports 2/11/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige spent about an hour hitting 350 baseballs to Masato Matsui during practices on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 2/11/2015
  • Yudai Ono is slated to toss batting practice on Friday for the first time this year. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • First round draft pick Shingo Takeshita, fourth round draft pick Tetsuya Terada, and sixth round draft pick Hiroaki Doi will be sent to Urasoe camp on the 14th for a chance to see what Ichi-gun practices are like. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2015