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Softbank Hawks sign Michael Olmsted to Ikusei contract

by on May.08, 2010 @ 10:58 pm, under NPB

5/29/2010 3:06pm JST

Olmsted arrived in Japan on the 28th.  He told reporters at the airport that his right elbow was feeling great and that he managed to top out at 156km/h (97mph) during a throwing session.

The club held a press conference for Olmsted at Yahoo Dome earlier today and was assigned the number 121.

5/8/2010 10:58pm JST

The Softbank Hawks announced on Saturday that they came to terms with Michael Olmsted on an Ikusei contract.  No word on what his uniform number will be.

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