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Softbank Hawks: March 1, 2010

by on Mar.01, 2010 @ 6:24 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 3/2/2010 2:53am JST

...D.J. Houlton is scheduled to start an exhibition game against the Seibu Lions on Tuesday.  He did some lighting training on Monday in preparation for the start.

=== 3/1/2010 6:24pm JST

...It appears Nobuhiko Matsunaka met with Koji Akiyama upon returning to Fukuoka on Monday to go over his status and where he currently is with his rehab-training.  At this point, the biggest hurdle Matsunaka is facing is running.  As soon as he can run the base paths, he'll be eligible to start at as a DH.

...The Hawks announced on Monday that they signed another sponsorship deal (helmet ads) with Best Denki.  This is the fourth season they have signed a deal with the company.

...Additional notes from Sunday's practice game against the Lotte Giants:

Bum-Ho Lee made a throwing error but stayed away from mentioning it during his run-in with reporters after the game.  He basically told reporters that he played his game as usual.

The Hawks stole a four bases:

First inning - Yuichi Honda singled and stole second and third; Nobuhiro Matsuda walked and stole second.

Fifth inning - Yuya Hasegawa got an infield single and stole second.