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Around the NPB Horn: Tetsuya Matsumoto looks to bulk up a little

by on Jan.09, 2010 @ 10:09 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

...Hitoki Iwase began his training on the 9th in a gym in Tottori.  His 4-hour training included weight lifting and some catch.

Orix Buffaloes

...So Taguchi hasn't made a decision as to whether or not he'll be playing for the Buffaloes in 2010, but Akinobu Okada is already planning on thinking ahead under the assumption that he's part of the team.

Rakuten Eagles

...Masahiro Tanaka made an appearance at a fan event in his home town of Itami in Hyogo prefecture on Saturday.  150 people attended the event.

Softbank Hawks

...Hiroshi Shibahara, Hidenori Tanoue, Nagisa Arakaki, Takahiro Mahara, and Hideaki Takahashi held a baseball clinic for elementary schools kids on Sunday.  They also made an appearance at a fan event held later on in the day.

Yomiuri Giants

...Tetsuya Matsumoto plans on bulking up his trunk muscles and lower body in order to help improve his power numbers.

...Shinnosuke Abe, along with other Giants' like Noriyoshi Ohmichi and Hayato Sakamoto, held a little league baseball clinic on Saturday.  About 300 kids showed up.

Abe's theme for 2010 is to play with passion, drive, and plenty of spirit.

...Ryota Wakiya doesn't plan on letting Edgar Gonzalez take over second base without a fight.