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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: November 3, 2010

by on Nov.03, 2010 @ 11:47 am, under NPB

Atsushi Nomi is continuing with his workouts at Naruohama.  Seems he spent most of his time running on Tuesday.  Nomi's focus during the off-season will be to brush up on his fastball and get a better feel for mixing in his off-speed pitches.

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Yusuke Kawasaki threw 54 pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  Kawasaki is currently re-working his mechanics and is hoping to improve his approach to right-handed batters.  Seems he's trying to emulate Yomiuri Giant Tetsuya Yamaguchi.

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The Tigers want Takumi Akiyama to gain weight during the off-season.  Akiyama often pushed 100kg during his high school career, but was listed at 92kg this season and ended the year at 90kg.

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Contracts Signings

Player Amount Change
Nohara, Masashi 7.0M +700G
Shiranita, Hirokazu 9.0M -2.0M

Contract signing sources: Sanspo 1, 2