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Hawks looking into Uchikawa (YOK) and Hidaka (ORI)?

by on Oct.20, 2010 @ 10:38 am, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks are apparently looking into possible FAs Seiichi Uchikawa (YOK) and Takeshi Hidaka (ORI).

The Hawks like Uchikawa because he can play both first and the outfield.  With Hiroki Kokubo turning 39 in October, the Hawks may need someone to help spell Kokubo next season.  And with rumors that Hitoshi Tamura will be testing the international FA waters, the club may also need an outfielder.

And while Hidaka only played in 79 games this season, they feel he might be able to bring some stability to their catching situation.

3 comments on “Hawks looking into Uchikawa (YOK) and Hidaka (ORI)?

  1. Jim

    Signing Uchikawa would be huge, even though he’s never played in the PL before. The possibility of having both Uchikawa and Tamura is tantalizing, but unlikely. I have a feeling it’ll be one or the other.

    1. Gen Post author

      Yes, I think you’re right. If the Hawks manage to sign Uchikawa, it will be a big loss for Yokohama. But it will also be a great move for the Softbanks.

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