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Hanshin Tigers: no more overworking Fujikawa in 2011

by on Oct.21, 2010 @ 4:24 pm, under NPB

One of the things Akinobu Mayumi will be working on for the 2011 season is making sure the club doesn't overwork Kyuji Fujikawa.

"We may have [relied on Fujikawa too much].  It's something we need to review, but it's also possible that this is exhaustion that built up over the last couple of years," said Mayumi.

"Kubota started throwing better partway through the season, but if you consider the workload, it isn't really possible to get through an entire season with just 2 pitchers.  We need to strength the pitchers that come before them, like the Ryo Watanabe's and the Ken Nishimura's," added Mayumi.