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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: December 18, 2010

by on Dec.18, 2010 @ 10:38 pm, under NPB

The Nippon Ham Fighters re-signed Kazuhito Tadano to a contract worth 8M yen (down 27M yen from this past season) yesterday.  They also assigned him a new number: 65 (from 16).

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The Fighters announced that Ichi-gun pitching coach Kazuyuki Atsuzawa was reassigned to be a pro scout.  The team also hired former Softbank Hawks' Ni-gun INF / base-running coach Takaya Hayashi to be an amateur scout for the Kansai region.  The current scout for the Kansai region, 64-year-old scout Hidetaka Togin, will be stepping down from his post.

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Eiichi Koyano was a banana ambassador for the day today.  As part of being an ambassador, he participated in an event at a shopping center in Sapporo sponsored by Dole.