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Hiroki Kuroda, Akinori Iwamura, and Takashi Saito

by on Jan.15, 2010 @ 9:47 pm, under MLB

Hiroki Kuroda returned to the US on Thursday.  He has his eyes set on being the Dodger's opening day pitcher, two years in a row.


Akinori Iwamura hit the batting cages on Thursday and took about 150 swings of the bat.  He also worked on turning the double play, as well as taking throws from the catcher at second.


Takashi Saito's uniform number with the Atlanta Braves will be 40 this season.  He liked the idea of wearing the number 40 during the same year he turns 40.