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[2/15/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.16, 2015 @ 9:47 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung-Hwan Oh could pitch in a practice game against Yokohama on the 24th. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015
  • Yutaka Wada was not feeling well on Sunday and got the day off. He was examined at a hospital in Okinawa as a precaution. His condition was likely caused by elevated blood pressure. The team has the day off on Monday. He should be able to return to practices on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015, Daily Sports 2/15/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda arrived in Hiroshima on Sunday. About 100 fans greeted him at Hiroshima Airport. Kuroda will attend a press conference on Monday before heading to Okinawa on the 17th. He will join the team for practices beginning on the 18th. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015 ... Kuroda played some catch at Mazda Stadium after his arrival on Sunday. He did some long distance throwing (seventy meters) before tossing about 120 baseballs at a distance of about eighteen meters. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015 ... Kuroda arrived at Narita Airport on Saturday and spent one night in Tokyo before flying down to Hiroshima. About fifty members of the media were at the airport in Hiroshima on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Yamamoto could toss some batting practice during the fourth block of camp. Source: Sports Hochi 2/15/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse is slated to pitch in a practice game against Hanwha on the 24th. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015
  • Fourth round draft pick Tetsuya Terada is scheduled to start a practice game against Hanshin on the 19th. Yasuhiro Ogawa was supposed to get the start, but will be skipped because of tightness in his left side. Source: Sponichi 2/15/2015
  • Tetsuto Yamada received about 300 Valentine's Day chocolates. Source: Sanspo 2/15/2015
  • Former Swallow Takanori Sato was drafted by the Fukushima Hopes (BC League). Source: official announcement