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Around the NPB Horn: Carp, Buffaloes, Hawks, and Giants

by on Dec.01, 2009 @ 1:07 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

...Jun Hirose will spend his January training in Los Angeles under the supervision of Kazushi Tezuka (sports coordinator).

Orix Buffaloes

...Masahiro Nagata and Kenta Doi will be heading off to Cuba on 12/3 for training.  They two will stay in Cuba until the 20th.

Early this year, Nagata and Doi collected baseball equipment that was no longer being used by teams in the NPB and donated it to children in Cuba.  The two were then invited to spend some time in Cuba during December.

...Takuya Kai is one of the 9 players the Buffaloes re-signed on Monday.  Kai went for 7M yen (down 200,000yen).

Softbank Hawks

...Yuichi Honda will undergo surgery sometime in December to address chronic tympanitis in his left ear.

Yomiuri Giants

...Taishi Ohta participated in a baseball clinic on Monday that was held at Sagamihara Baseball Stadium.  About 500 elementary school kids showed up for the clinic.