Seems the Hiroshima Carp are using fall camp to decide which members will be eligible for Ichi-gun spring camp (especially for the younger players).
Takahiro Iwamoto joined the Carp for fall camp in Nichinan on Tuesday after taking part in the Intercontinental Cup. On the first day of practice, Iwamoto took about 200 swings during soft toss BP and also took extra fielding practice in the outfield. The Carp have hopes of Iwamoto becoming a 30-homer player.
At the Intercontinental Cup, Iwamoto went 8-for-23 (.348) with 2 homers, 4 RBI, .739 SLG, and .423 OBP.