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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: November 13, 2010

by on Nov.13, 2010 @ 2:57 pm, under NPB

Seems Akinobu Mayumi would like to see Takashi Toritani hit closer to 30 homers next season.  Toritani banged out 19 homers (he hit a career high 20 in 2009) and batted a career high .301 this past season.

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Yokohama Bay Stars' senryokugai Kosuke Kato worked out for about an hour and half on Friday in preparation for his tryouts (with the Tigers) that begins today.  After warm-ups, some dashes, and playing catch, Kato threw 26 pitches (while mixing in his curve, slider, change, and shuto, no forkballs) to a standing catcher at a distance of about 20 meters.  Kato is hoping to aggressive during his tryouts and show that he isn't afraid to throw inside.

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Shinobu Fukuhara apparently told the Tigers that he wasn't going to exercise his domestic FA option in order to stay with the club.

2 comments on “Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: November 13, 2010

  1. Eric Lord

    Is that the same Katoh who almost got Brazell to charge the mound with a brushback last year? Haha, man, that would be funny if they wound up playing on the same team.

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