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1/14/2011: Koji Uehara, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jan.14, 2011 @ 12:10 pm, under MLB

Koji Uehara worked out with Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) and Toru Murata (CLE) on Thursday.  Uehara also proudly showed off a t-shirt with what appears to be an image of his face and the words Sideburns near it.  Those interested in the t-shirt will be able to purchase it online from Sports Company beginning on the 15th (3,980 yen).

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Hideki Matsui apparently gained some weight during the off-season, although not as much since he's been doing a lot of running.  Matsui will also be using different cleats this year -- they'll weigh about 350 grams (down 70 grams from last year) and will be low-tops (moving away from middle-tops since he won't be playing in the outfield much).

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Kosuke Fukudome said his goal for 2011 was to bat in the .300s and to have an OBP in the .400s.  Fukudome will be working out in Honolulu starting from today.