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NPB: Eagles to announce Linden and Fukumori on 22nd

by on Jun.18, 2009 @ 8:57 pm, under NPB


...Akihiro Yano started his throwing exercises back up again on Thursday. He tossed 40 balls from a distance of 30 meters and then fielded some grounders at third and made about 14 throws to first.


...Todd Linden should arrive in Japan some time on the 19th. Kazuo Fukumori could also be ready to join the ball club at that point in time as well (his try-outs went well and a contract has been signed). Fukumori's number is likely to be in the 90's as a "sign" that he isn't getting any favorable treatment (in other words, they want him to remember that he came to them).

The team will likely announce both players in a press conference on the 22nd in Sendai.

...If everything goes well, Hisashi Iwakuma could be back with the parent club when the Eagles take on the Nippon Ham Fighters, at Sapporo Dome, on the 30th


...The Bay Stars will hold (or perhaps they already have held) an emergency meeting today involving the Ichi-gun and Ni-gun coaches to tactics and strategies to try and right a sinking ship.