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Hanshin Tigers News and Notes: January 12, 2011

by on Jan.12, 2011 @ 2:40 pm, under NPB

Tigers' owner Shinya Sakai on Tomoaki Kanemoto's comment about the possibility of retiring:

He's an honest person.  And he likes to keep up his appearances, so I guess what he says is true.  We're willing to wait as long as necessary, but he probably isn't thinking like that.  I'd like to see him make a comeback as soon as possible, but I worry about that the most.

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Akihito Fujii worked out with Koji Yamasaki (ORI) for about 2 hours in Ikoma, Nara on Tuesday (running, playing catch, working on defense, BP).  He later told reporters that he wanted to catch as many pitchers as possible during spring camp and that he wanted to help the Tigers win all four games against his former team (Rakuten Eagles) during inter-league play this year.