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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: December 27, 2010

by on Dec.28, 2010 @ 1:57 am, under NPB

Seiichi Uchikawa will be working out in Oita in January.  Uchikawa was originally planning on training in Izu, Shizuoka, but later opted to work out in Oita.  According to someone close to the situation, Uchikawa has already booked the training facilities and lodgings and will begin practicing on 1/6.

Uchikawa is currently on his honeymoon to Southeast Asia.


Kenta Imamiya is willing to play anywhere, so long as it leads to a starting job somewhere in the line-up.

Said Imamiya, "My goal next season is to play in as many games as possible.  It doesn't matter how I get into games.  Taking advantage of opportunities when a player gets hurt is just one of a number of different ways to draw attention.  I ultimately want to play short, but more than that, I just want to play. ... I want to be a player that can do whatever it takes to help the team when it needs it.  I'll even play first.  But [I'm] a small target so I'm guessing people won't feel all to comfortable throwing the ball over to me."