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Softbank Hawks: Nagisa Arakaki and Hiroki Kokubo

by on Oct.27, 2010 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB

Nagisa Arakaki is apparently thinking about making a number of changes to his delivery during the off-season to offset some of the strain in his right shoulder.

Said Arakaki, "This year, I started throwing the ball from the side during the second half of the season.  I also tried other things like throwing with my elbow down.  I still haven't found the right combination, but I'd like to switch to a delivery that places less strain on my right shoulder.  My goal for fall camp is to get my mechanics and work on my control."

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Hiroki Kokubo is planning on heading to the mountains for a week's worth of mediation (12 to 15 hours worth a day), spiritual uplifting, and fasting.  This will be Kokubo's third "shugyo."