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Softbank Hawks: Sadaharu Oh willing to take Wily Mo Pena under his wing

by on Jan.10, 2012 @ 10:20 pm, under NPB

Yuichi Honda worked out with Soichiro Tateoka at Miyuki Stadium in Ureshino on Tuesday.  Workouts included running, playing catch, fielding practice, and BP.

Honda will continue his workouts in Ureshino through to the 14th and then head to Saipan on the 16th.


Sadaharu Oh told reporters on Monday he would be more than happy to help Wily Mo Pena make the adjustment to Japanese baseball (if he needs it).  He also figures Pena is good for about 40 homers out of the clean-up spot.


1st round draft pick Shota Takeda is apparently very flexible and can throw the ball without placing a lot of strain on his shoulder.

After three hour practices on Monday, Takeda spent an additional hour and a half taking fielding practice.