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12-Team Tryouts took place today at Seibu Dome

by on Nov.10, 2010 @ 11:26 am, under NPB

Nikkan Sports is providing coverage of the tryouts.  Here's a translation of what they have up so far.

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1:26pm - Simulate game ends.  Tryouts end.

11:00am - Simulated game begins.

10:40am - Situation fielding ends.

10:25am - Warm-ups end.  Position players take situational fielding.

10:05am - Players begin warm-up exercises.  There are over 50 scouts in the stands.

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Players Attending

Pitchers

Tatsuya Yamanaka (HIR), Kazuya Motoyanagi (ORI), Tatsuo Kinoshita (HAM), Kazuhito Tadano (HAM), Michiomi Yoshihara (YOK), Naoki Mitsuhashi (BCL - Toyama), Makoto Sato (SOF), Satoshi Nishizaki (YAK), Jun Hagiwara (YAK), Hiroki Yamada (YAK), Koji Tsukamoto (YAK), Fumio Katayama (INDUS - Tokorozawa GBC), Katsuhiko Maekawa (IL - Kagawa), Toru Murata (YOM), Takuya Fukata (YOM), Masahide Kobayashi (YOM), Noriyuki Kobayashi (IL - Nagaski), Hiromi Fujii (BCL - Fukui)

Catchers

Toshihiro Noguchi (YOK), Masato Sugimoto (YOK), Yuta Arakawa (SOF)

Infielders

Yuji Oshiro (SOF), Toshiyuki Kitagawa (YOK), Akira Nishikawa (CHU), Michihisa Sawai (CHU), Koichi Hori (LOT)

Outfielders

Takahiro Shoda (HAN), Yosuke Shimokubo (YOK), Hiroaki Onishi (YOK), Kenshi Kawaguchi (RAK), Motohiro Yoshikawa (SOF), Takeshi Tsuji (SOF), Kenta Matsusaka (SEI)

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Other notes from the tryouts:

A number of scouts from MLB teams, including the Mets and Rays, were on hand.

Koichi Hori went 2-for-5 and also hit a homer.

Kazuhito Tadano was satisfied with his outing.  He faced four batters, including Masato Sugimoto (grounder to the pitcher) and Motohiro Yoshikawa (strikeout swinging), and did not allow a single hit.

Masahide Kobayashi faced 5 batters and did not allow a hit (he also apparently struck out Kenta Matsusaka on a splitter).  He also topped out at 145km/h.

Takuya Fukata walked four and suffered a leg cramp and Toru Murata gave up 2 hits during his outing.

Katsuhiko Maekawa topped out at 135km/h and retired all four batters he faced on grounders.

Takahiro Shoda went 2-for-4.  During fielding practice, he worked out in the OF and at first.