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Rakuten Eagles: Shinichiro Koyama to continue workouts in Okinawa

by on Jan.09, 2012 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB

All seven member of the 2011 draft class moved into the player dorm today.

1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto told reporters his goal was to make it to Ichi-gun and pitch at Sapporo Dome.

2nd round draft pick Yoshinao Kamata wants to work hard so that when people think of the number 21, they think of him (21 is Hisashi Iwakuma's old number).

The Eagles will give 3rd round draft pick Takumi Miyoshi a look as an infielder.


Takahiro Shiomi and Kengo Kimura worked out at Kleenex Stadium today -- workouts included running and playing catch.

Shiomi told reporters that he was hoping to toss a bullpen session on the first day of camp and that his goal for 2012 was to have another injury-free season.


Shinichiro Koyama, Tomohiro Tsuchiya, and Kazuya Takahori will be heading to Okinawa on Tuesday to continue their training.