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PL News and Notes: December 14, 2011

by on Dec.15, 2011 @ 12:24 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks held a team golf tournament in Hawaii on Tuesday.

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Shota Oba will be working out with Tsuyoshi Wada in Miyazaki, beginning on 1/5/2012.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Masao Kida tossed 18 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.

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If Yu Darvish goes to the Majors, Masaru Takeda would like to be considered for the opening day start.

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Okada spoke at an event on Tuesday and said that he liked working under Akinobu Okada and that he appreciated everything he had done for him so far.  He also said that even though Okada's harsh criticisms made him feel bad, he understood why said what he did -- Okada cares about his players, but does not have conversations with them and is not a very good speaker.