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by on Jan.27, 2009 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Masumi Kuwata applied and was accepted to Waseda University Graduate School of Sport Sciences.

Kuwata makes the letter "W" with his hands

Jon Leicester was formally introduced to the press by the Orix Buffaloes yesterday. He's apparently a fan of Hideo Nomo's and is excited about working with him ths off-season (Nomo has been hired as a special instructional coach by the team).

"I still remember when Nomo won the ROY in 1995. I kept a close eye on him. ... One of the things I want to ask him about is how he managed to toss a no hitter in Colorado," said Leicester about Nomo.

Leicester poses for the press