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Seibu Lions News and Notes: December 24, 2010

by on Dec.24, 2010 @ 5:05 pm, under NPB

The Lions announced registered name changes for the following two players: Yusei Kikuchi will go from 雄星 (Yusei) to 菊池 (Kikuchi); and Ming-Chieh Hsu will go from 許 銘傑 (Hsu Ming-Chieh) to ミンチェ (Ming-Chieh).

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Tatsuyuki Uemoto wants to become Tatsuya Oishi's (1st round) personal catcher.

"[Oishi's] got a good fastball and he throws a fork that no one on our staff can throw," said Uemoto.  "I won't say anything to him [when I catch him in the beginning] so that I can learn more about his tendencies."

Uemoto then added, "I'd like 300+ plate appearances.  I'd also like to bat .300."