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Softbank Hawks add five more to their Ikusei ranks

by on Dec.03, 2010 @ 11:05 pm, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they signed former Yokohama Bay Star Hiroaki Onishi and former Hanshin Tiger Yuji Oshiro to Ikusei contracts.  They also announced that they re-signed three of their senryokugai players -- Akihiro Yanase, Ryuta Otahara, and Shunya Suzuki -- to Ikusei deals.

In other team related news:

Kenta Nakanishi got a new uniform number today: he'll be going from 27 to 31.  The number 27 is expected to become Toru Hosokawa's number.

Keisuke Katto met with the Softbank Hawks today and was offered a 2011 salary of 45M yen (up 36M yen over this past season).  The large amount apparently caught Katto off-guard and prompted him to put the offer on hold so that the can think things through.

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