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Orix Buffaloes: Takahiro Okada, Hikaru Ito, and Shunta head to Los Angeles for workouts

by on Jan.12, 2012 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

The first block of workouts (1/10-1/12) for the 2011 draft class ended today and focused on running.

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Air Busan named Dae-Ho Lee an honorary PR ambassador (two year period).  The airline is also planning package tours that include tickets to Orix Buffalo games.

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Takahiro Okada, Hikaru Ito, and Shunta left for Los Angeles out of Osaka International Airport today.  While in the US, they will workout on a four days of work, one day of rest schedule.  The three are scheduled to return on 1/23.

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Akinobu Okada told reporters on Wednesday that he was really looking forward to 2012 and felt the team had a good shot at winning a championship.

2 comments on “Orix Buffaloes: Takahiro Okada, Hikaru Ito, and Shunta head to Los Angeles for workouts

  1. Dylan

    I don’t know why Okada makes those comments. He should just worry about making the playoffs. Something they have done once in about the last 16 years.

    1. westbaystars

      Jim Allen, on the Japan Baseball Weekly podcast, commented that the press has a way of making Okada-kantoku saying all kinds of bone head things. This one, though, is just standard optimistic jabber.

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