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Chunichi Dragons: Masahiro Araki, Hirokazu Ibata could move back to their original positions

by on Jan.15, 2012 @ 8:08 pm, under NPB

Over 1,000 fans show up to watch about 40 players working out at Nagoya Stadium today.  Fans will be able to watch workouts for free at Nagoya Stadium between 1/15 and 1/25.  After that, most players will head to Okinawa to continue their training (1/26).

Amongst the players working out: Kazuki Yoshimi, Masahiro Araki and Masahiko Morino.

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Hitoki Iwase worked out in Tottori today.  Workouts included strength training exercises in the morning and playing catch in the afternoon.

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The Dragons announced the following registry name changes today: Yudai Kawai will be registered as Yudai (雄太) and Masato Kobayashi as Kobayashi Masa (小林正).

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Masahiro Araki told reporters on Saturday that he did not mind whether he played short or his older position, second and that he planned to be ready to play either position.  That could work out well for Hirokazu Ibata -- he wants to return to short.

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Kazuhiro Wada's workouts on Saturday included high kicks and swinging a 10kg rope.