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Around the NPB Horn: Kenta Kurihara to train in the US

by on Nov.15, 2009 @ 11:27 pm, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

...Kenta Kurihara will be flying out to the States in January to train at Atheles' Performance in Arizona.  Daisuke Matsuzaka will also be in Arizona around the same time and the two might meet up to work-out together.

...Masayuki Hasegawa was seen playing catch with a back stuck inside the back of his shirt to help him with is throwing form on Saturday.

Seibu Lions

...Yoshihito Ishii announced that he won't exercise his FA option this off-season.

Softbank Hawks

...Hidenori Tanoue is trying out a brand new red catcher's mitt (apparently dubbed the "Matador Mitt.")