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Softbank Hawks: Wada plays some catch

by on Feb.08, 2010 @ 3:19 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:00pm JST

...Jose Ortiz took 49 swings during BP on Monday and hit 10 out.  Ortiz told reporters that he'd like to double his HR output this season and shoot for 40.  On defense, Ortiz has spent all of his time working at third base and will now slowly move into the outfield.

...Yuichi Honda showed good movement during fielding practice on Monday.

...The Hawks signed Hiroshi Moriwaki to be a scouting advisor on Monday.

...Sadaharu Oh first stop-over at Hawks Spring camp came to an end on Monday.  He will be making a second trip out to Spring camp beginning on the 17th.

=== 2/8/2010 3:19pm JST

...Tu-Hsuan Lee took part in morning shouts on Monday and shouted out that his goal for the day was to become a better player than he was yesterday.  With the addition of Bum-Ho Lee, his name will now be printed T. Lee on the back of his uniform.

...Hiroki Kokubo took 55 swings during BP and hit 9 over the fence on Sunday.  He also hit 24 out on 49 swings during soft toss long (ロングティー).  Kokubo is working on trying to hit the ball a little further out in front.

...BH Lee took 29 swings against Shingo Tatsumi during BP on Sunday and recorded 7 could-be hits.  Lee also took part in early morning batting practice and took 114 swings and hit none over the fence.

...Nobuhiro Matsuda played first base during situational fielding practice on Sunday.  Matsuda also managed to hit one over the fence during BP.

...Tsuyoshi Wada played catched at distances of about 30m on Sunday.  The Hawks don't appear to be too concerned about his left elbow at this point.

...Kenji Ohtonari threw 48 pitches during BP on Sunday.  He faced two batters, Motohiro Yoshikawa and Kenta Nakanishi, and gave up 9 could-be hits.  Nakanishi hit two over the fence against Ohtonari.

...Shota Ohba faced Yuichi Honda and Matsuda on Sunday and gave up 5 could-be hits on 64 pitches (25 of which were balls).  Tatsumi faced Munenori Kawasaki and BH Lee and gave up 13 could-be hits on 61 pitches.

...Sho Iwasaki tossed a bullpen session on Sunday and held Yuya Hasegawa hitless (28 pitches) and broke 2 of Kenji Akashi's bats (27 pitches, 5 could-be hits).  Iwasaki also threw about 50 pitches during a bullpen session afterward.