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Orix Buffaloes: Furukawa and Anan going to Kochi camp

by on Feb.16, 2010 @ 5:01 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 11:54pm JST

...Alex Cabrera worked with Takahiro Okada on his hitting for the second straight day.  He also gave Aarom Baldiris some advice on how to swing the bat with the most amount of power.

=== 2/16/2010 5:01pm JST

...The Buffaloes held a coaches meeting on Sunday and announced on Tuesday that Shuichi Furukawa, Toru Anan, Daisuke Nobue, and Shinya Nakayama will be heading to Kochi camp.

...Alex Cabrera spent his day off working on his swing and lifting weights.  He also spent about 20 minutes working with Takahiro Okada on his hitting (how to use the knees and left arm).  Cabrera told reporters that he works out on his day off because he has nothing better to do at the hotel.  He also said that when he first arrived in Japan, he was at about 50% and has worked his way up to being 90%.  Cabrera could get to play in an intra-squad practice game on the 20th.  There's also talk of him starting an exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers on 2/28.

...Akinobu Okada told reporters that he still hasn't figured out more than half of what the Ichi-gun roster will be.