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Around the NPB Horn: 16 players show up for Jingu Stadium 12-team tryouts

by on Nov.25, 2009 @ 5:51 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

...The Hawks announced today that Head coach / INF / base running coach Hiroshi Moriwaki will be leaving the club.  Moriwaki has been a coach with the Hawks since their Daiei days (1997) and became head coach this past season.

Yomiuri Giants

...Takahiro Ijuin's contract was bumped down to Ikusei at the end of the season.  He will begin next season as an infielder instead of a catcher.

Other

...16 players, including Katsuaki Furuki (OF), Kento Tsujimoto (P), Takateru Iyono (P), and Hisanori Nishitani (INF), showed up for the 12-team tryouts at Jingu Stadium today.  11 of the 16 players were pitchers.

Scouts from the 12 NPB team were on hand, as were scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, and the CPBL.  A total 46 scouts at the tryouts.