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Yakult Swallows News and Notes: December 3, 2010

by on Dec.03, 2010 @ 11:33 pm, under NPB

Ryoji Aikawa told reporters on Wednesday that he owed a lot of his offensive success last season to Shinya Miyamoto.  Aikawa will also be heading to Saipan in January for his training -- seems he might invite a couple of the younger pitchers to join him there.

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If Masanori Ishikawa ends up being the opening day pitcher in 2011, it'll be his 4th straight opening day start and 6th over his career.  And with a 3-2 record on opening day, Ishikawa is just one win away from setting a new club record for opening day victories.

Kyohei Muranaka is also a candidate to start on opening day.

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Mizuno showed Yoshinori Sato his new Global Elite glove during the Mizuno Advisory Staff Meetings today.

Said Yoshinori, "I was impressed by how light [the glove] was.  The snug fit should also lead to my best performances.  Hopefully the glove becomes popular as I put results."