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12-Team Tryouts took place at Yahoo Dome today

by on Nov.24, 2010 @ 10:04 pm, under NPB

The second round of 12-Team Tryouts took place today at Yahoo Dome.  While 33 players attended the first round of tryouts at Seibu Dome on the 10th, only 17 showed up for today's tryouts at Yahoo Dome.

Information about this round of tryouts is a little scarce, but I'll continue to update this as I find more information.

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Players that Attended

Pitchers

Soichi Fujita (YOM), Noriyuki Kobayashi (IL - Nagasaki), Kazuya Motoyanagi (ORI), Tatsuya Yamanaka (HIR), J.D. Durbin (SOF), Koji Tsukamoto (YAK), Hiroki Yamada (YAK), Michiomi Yoshihara (YOK), Naoki Mitsuhashi (BC - Toyama)

Catchers

Masato Sugimoto (YOK)

Infielders

Michihisa Sawai (CHU), Yuji Oshiro (HAN), Motohiro Yoshikawa (SOF)

Outfielders

Takeshi Tsuji (SOF), Takahiro Shoda (HAN), Yusuke Takahashi (HAN), Yosuke Shimokubo (YOK)

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Notes from the tryout:

J.D. Durbin (SOF) apparently wants to continue playing in Japan (doesn't care where and for which team) and attended the tryout.  His fastball was clocked in the 140km/h range.  Durbin faced four batters and gave up a double and struck out one.

Soichi Fujita (YOM) faced 5 batters and gave up a walk and a hit.

Takahiro Shoda (HAN) went 0-for-4 with a walk (2 strike outs and 2 ground outs).

The Tigers do not have any plans to sign players from the tryouts.