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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: January 6, 2011

by on Jan.06, 2011 @ 10:26 pm, under NPB

Alex Cabrera's 2-year deal is apparently worth 360M yen plus incentives.

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Toru Hosokawa took off for Guam today.  While in Guam, he'll take a day off after three days of workouts and will return to Japan on the 19th.

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Tsuyoshi Wada wants to help Shota Oba get back on track.

"Everyone has their own pace, so this isn't about being strict or anything," said Wada.  "I think Oba has what it takes.  More than what he does on the field, I think maybe he needs some help with the stuff off the field.  If he can get that sorted, maybe he can focus more [when he's on the field]."

The two took off for Miyazaki today for their training.

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Nobuhiko Matsunaka plans to do eye exercises while in Guam (for .  He even purchased a book to help.

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The Softbank Hawks are thinking about increasing the number of seats at Yahoo Dome.  The Hawks already expanded seating capacity from 36,723 to 37,000 this season and will ultimately try to push that to 41,000 - 42,000 next season.  If they make it over 42,002, they'll overtake Sapporo Dome as the largest capacity stadium in the PL.

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Munenori Kawasaki was officially named an Aira Furusato Ambassador today by the city of Aira, Kagoshima (Kawasaki's hometown).