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[2/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Feb.19, 2015 @ 7:32 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Ryuya Matsumoto is currently scheduled to start a Ni-gun pactice game against Lotte (KBO) on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi is working on a new kind of slider that moves like a cutter. He could throw it during a practice game against Chunichi on the 19th. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/18/2015, Daily Sports 2/18/2015
  • Frederich Cepeda was slated to join Naha camp on the 18th, but his arrival was delayed because of visa issues. Source: ZakZak 2/18/2015 ... Cepeda is currently set to arrive in Japan on the 19th and join the team in Naha on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015
  • Rakuten senior adviser Senichi Hoshino visited Naha camp on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers are thinking about inviting Hideki Matsui spring camp next year as a special instructor. Source: ZakZak 2/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Ryosuke Hirata has so far managed to drop about six kilograms since the start of camp. He currently weighs 93.5 kilograms. Source: Sponichi 2/18/2015
  • Kenshin Kawakami might not be ready for the start of the season because of right shoulder pain. Source: Sponichi 2/18/2015
  • The Gunma Diamond Pegasus (BC League) announced that they hired former Chunichi coach Ken Hirano as a position player coach. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ichi-gun camp had the day off on Wednesday.
  • Shun Yamaguchi is slated to pitch in an exhibition game against Hanshin on the 21st and Guillermo Moscoso in a practice game against LG (KBO) on the 26th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2015
  • Rakuten senior adviser Senichi Hoshino visited Ginowan camp on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2015

Yakult Swallows