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[2/14/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.15, 2015 @ 1:43 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers will give Yao-Lin Wang a tryout in March instead of mid- to late-February. Source: Sanspo 2/14/2015
  • Rangers' scout Yuichi Joe Furukawa visisted Ginoza camp on Saturday. He may have been checking on players like Seung-Hwan Oh. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Junki Ito received the most chocolates on Valentine's Day (120). Shota Suzuki came in second with eighty and Shuhei Takahashi in third with fifty. Married players were not included in the ranking. Source: Sanspo 2/14/2015
  • Hiromitsu Ochiai's father, Chozo Ochiai, died on the 12th. He was ninety-eight-years-old. Source: Sponichi 2/14/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato is slated to toss batting practice on the 18th before pitching in an exhibition game against Nippon Ham on the 22nd. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015, Daily Sports 2/14/2015
  • Fourth round draft pick Tetsuya Terada and sixth round draft pick Hiroaki Doi arrived in Okinawa on Saturday. They will join the team for practices on Sunday. They are slated to play in a practice game against Hanshin on the 19th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015