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Yomiuri Giants giving player from Dominican Republic a tryout

by on Aug.28, 2010 @ 8:59 pm, under NPB

8/29/2010 10:50am JST

Some more information on the unknown player from the Dominican Republic: reporters are calling him Noel; he's apparently in his early to mid-20s; he's about 180cm tall and likely weighs around 90kg; he can catch and also plays the infield; and he does not have any pro experience.

8/28/2010 8:59pm JST

The Yomiuri Giants are said to be giving a player from the Dominican Republic a tryout.  The player's name or age are currently not known.  The only thing the media appears to know at this point is that the player throws with his right, bats from both sides of the plate, and is a position player.

The unknown player practiced at Giants Stadium in Kawasaki today and took 35 swings during BP and took four over the fence (two from each side).

The Giants will probably give the unknown player another day and will then make a decision on what to do with him by the 31st.  If the Giants do decide to sign him, it'll most likely be as an Ikusei player.