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[2/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Feb.21, 2015 @ 8:47 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda joined the Giants on Friday. Source: Sponichi 2/20/2015
  • Shinnosuke Abe is not planning to play in any exhibition games during Okinawa camp because of discomfort in his right calf. Source: Daily Sports 2/20/2015
  • Kazuto Taguchi is set to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yakult on the 25th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp had the day off on Friday.
  • Suguru Iwazaki (left shoulder) and Yuya Yokoyama are slated to toss batting practice on the 23rd. Source: Sanspo 2/20/2015, Sanspo 2/20/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroki Kuroda could make his first regular season start on March 29 against Yakult at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sponichi 2/20/2015 ...The addition of Kuroda could have a positive economic impact of about 5.2 billion yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015 ... Kuroda's first pre-season game could come on March 8 against Yakult. Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Ni-gun camp had the day off on Friday.
  • The Gunma Diamond Pegasus announced that they signed former Yokohama Bay Star Kazumasa Kikuchi (32) as a player/pitching coach. Kikuchi attended a tryout with Nippon Ham earlier this month, but failed to make the cut. Source: official announcement