The Softbank Hawks started preparing for the Asia Series today with workouts at Yahoo Dome.
As mentioned before, Toshiya Sugiuchi and Tsuyoshi Wada will not be participating. Munenori Kawasaki will be playing. As will Nobuhiro Matsuda.
For starting pitchers, the Hawks will probably go with Shota Oba, Sho Iwasaki, and Hiroki Yamada.