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Rakuten Eagles: Akinori Iwamura starts his workouts for 2011

by on Jan.03, 2011 @ 6:32 pm, under NPB

Akinori Iwamura started his workouts for 2011 earlier today at Maruyama Stadium in Uwajima, Ehime.  Masafumi Hirai (CHU), Tasuku Hashimoto (YOK), Ryuji Miyade (YAK), and Hiromitsu Takagi were also part of the practice session that lasted about 2 hours and included fielding and batting practice.  This marks the first time all 5 players have worked out together.

UPDATE 1/4 6:01pm JST - Iwamura knocked out 9 balls over the fence (33 swings) during BP on Monday.  Iwamura's kanji character for the year is 絆 (kizuna - connections, the ties that bind).