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2/23/2011: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Junichi Tazawa, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Feb.23, 2011 @ 1:02 pm, under MLB
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Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch in an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins on the 28th (US time).  He ended his practices early on the 22nd in order to get his right eye check out (most likely due to allergies).

On the 21st, Matsuzaka faced Mike Cameron and Ryan Kalish during BP and threw 38 pitches.  The two batters swung the bat 12 times and managed 2 could-be hits.  Matsuzaka also spent about 10 minutes talking about the outing to Jason Varitek.

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Junichi Tazawa threw 25 pitches in the bullpen (with the catcher at normal distance) on the 22nd.  Tazawa told reporters that he still got worried about re-injurying himself and that he had to work on addressing that as he continued his training.  He also plans on tossing a bullpen session on two days of rest.

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Yoshinori Tateyama faced 5 batters during BP on the 22nd and threw 35 pitches.

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Koji Uehara spent some time checking on his mechanics (like his arm angle when throwing the shuto) on the 22nd.

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Hiroki Kuroda threw 35 pitches to 7 batters during BP on the 21st.  He also threw his new curve 11 times.

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Ichiro Suzuki stayed back for extra running (intervals of around 60 meters; about 20 minutes) on the 22nd.  He told reporters he still had some time before his eye exam and figured he'd get some extra running in.

Earlier in the day, Ichiro stood in the batter's box against live pitchers and saw 30 pitches (he also swung the bat lightly on about 4 pitches).

During regular BP on the 21st, Ichiro took 20 swings and hit 3 over the fence.

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Hideki Matsui did some base-running (with cleats) on the 22nd.  He also took about 30 pitches in the cages before swinging the bat 36 times against a live arm (he hit one over the fence).

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Kosuke Fukudome spent about 30 minutes after general practice on the 22nd working on his hitting.

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka visited the clubhouse on the 22nd to introduce himself to his new teammates.  Nishioka saw his new jersey hanging in his locker and told reporters that he decided not to wear the new uniform until the 23rd (start of Spring Training).

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Justine Siegal is scheduled to toss BP to the Oakland A's on the 23rd (US time).  On the 21st, she became the first woman to pitch batting practice to a major league team.

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Noriyoshi Omichi will be heading to the US on the 27th to begin his training as a coach with the New York Yankees.  Omichi will be with the Yankees the entire year and will split time amongst all levels of Yankees' minor league organization.  Omichi will be paying for all expenses out of his own pocket.

Omichi - "I want to study US baseball culture and learn more about the training / coaching methods.  I also want to see how the coaches communicate with the players.  In the end, I want to return to Japan full of new information."

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Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: November 23, 2010

by on Nov.23, 2010 @ 9:04 pm, under NPB
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It was Fan Appreciation Day at Tokyo Dome today.

As part of the day, the Giants held a retirement ceremony for Noriyoshi Omichi.  They also unveiled all their newly drafted players.  The following are the uniform numbers that were assigned to each:

Rnd Name Uni
1 Sawamura, Hirokazu 15
2 Miyaguni, Ryosuke 30
3 Tanaka, Taichi 68
4 Koyama, Yuki 94
I-1 Wada, Ryota 010
I-2 Kishi, Keisuke 017
I-3 Fukuizumi, Keita 019
I-4 Ogino, Takayuki 004
I-5 Zaizen, Takao 003
I-6 Naruse, Kosuke 020
I-7 Kawaguchi, Hiroto 006
I-8 Marumo, Kenichi 005

In other team related news:

Yoshiyuki Kamei set off for Australia today.  He'll be taking part in the Australian League.

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Noriyoshi Omichi retires

by on Oct.30, 2010 @ 4:21 pm, under NPB
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Noriyoshi Omichi announced his retirement from baseball on Friday.

No word on what Omichi plans to do moving forward.

Career Stats

YR Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1989 DAI 3 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
1990 DAI 18 38 36 3 7 1 0 1 11 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 12 0 .194 .216 .306 .522
1991 DAI 58 116 103 13 18 5 0 5 38 14 1 0 3 0 10 0 19 3 .175 .248 .369 .617
1992 DAI 53 84 73 8 14 2 1 5 33 12 1 0 2 1 8 0 21 3 .192 .268 .452 .724
1993 DAI 78 169 153 10 31 6 0 2 43 7 0 0 5 1 9 1 32 5 .203 .250 .281 .533
1994 DAI 70 121 109 18 28 9 0 2 43 10 0 0 3 0 9 0 20 4 .257 .314 .394 .708
1995 DAI 32 92 81 9 22 6 0 0 28 4 0 0 5 2 3 1 10 5 .272 .299 .346 .652
1996 DAI 90 303 274 32 89 24 0 10 143 51 0 0 3 4 21 1 47 7 .325 .370 .522 .897
1997 DAI 130 521 441 55 129 17 2 6 168 46 1 3 9 9 60 2 60 13 .293 .373 .381 .761
1998 DAI 90 331 281 29 83 16 1 4 113 38 4 0 5 3 39 3 38 5 .295 .383 .402 .789
1999 DAI 73 155 138 14 40 9 0 4 61 22 0 0 2 1 13 1 21 3 .290 .353 .442 .797
2000 DAI 95 279 224 30 74 19 0 1 96 36 0 1 7 4 43 1 31 7 .330 .434 .429 .869
2001 DAI 104 335 302 35 98 20 0 5 133 36 0 3 6 2 24 1 36 4 .325 .374 .440 .817
2002 DAI 101 337 304 34 90 20 0 6 128 36 1 3 7 0 25 1 36 11 .296 .352 .421 .773
2003 DAI 117 403 367 37 103 24 0 4 139 51 0 1 12 3 21 0 44 18 .281 .317 .379 .698
2004 DAI 36 84 74 4 22 3 0 1 28 13 1 0 1 1 8 0 11 4 .297 .361 .378 .744
2005 SOF 20 27 25 3 7 1 0 1 11 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 .280 .296 .440 .748
2006 SOF 44 71 60 0 13 3 0 0 16 8 0 0 6 2 3 0 10 5 .217 .246 .267 .521
2007 YOM 42 43 36 5 11 3 0 1 17 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 7 2 .306 .405 .472 .877
2008 YOM 60 69 62 2 17 7 0 2 30 16 0 0 1 1 4 1 8 3 .274 .324 .484 .812
2009 YOM 37 38 35 1 9 1 0 0 10 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 1 .257 .297 .286 .583
2010 YOM 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 1356 3625 3187 342 906 197 4 60 1291 415 9 12 80 35 310 13 478 105 .284 .347 .405 .755
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Noriyoshi Omichi set to join active roster tomorrow?

by on Sep.17, 2010 @ 12:08 pm, under NPB
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Noriyoshi Omichi (YOM) will be joining the Ichi-gun roster for practice today and will likely be added to the active roster before tomorrow's game against the Hanshin Tigers.

For Omichi, it'll be his first stint on the active roster this season.

Ni-gun Stats

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
26 31 27 0 5 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 4 0 .185 .185 .258
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