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Yakult Swallows News and Notes: December 24, 2010

by on Dec.24, 2010 @ 1:57 pm, under NPB

Yoshinori Sato told reporters on Thursday that he plans to begin his training (with his younger brother, Takanori) in the New Year on January 1st, at 11:11:11am.  Since Takanori will be moving into the player dorms in Saitama on 1/8 (rookie camp begins on 1/10), the brothers won't have too much time to workout together.  Despite that, Yoshinori is still hoping he'll be able to pass on some advice to his younger brother.

Both Yoshinori and Takanori took part in a baseball clinic on Thursday at Tohoku Fukushi University.  The two were also scheduled to work out at Sendai Ikuei High School today.

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Kazuki Fukuchi worked out at Jingu Gaien on Wednesday and told reporter that he planned on returning to Saga in early January before moving on to Kumamoto for his training.  Fukuchi is also trying to gain some weight -- during the current off-season, he's been taking in about 4,000 kcals a day in the hopes of gaining about 5kg.  Seems sweets are also a large part of his weight-gain program.