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Nippon Ham Fighters: January 15, 2012

by on Jan.15, 2012 @ 8:10 pm, under NPB

Masaru Takeda worked out in Izu, Shizuoka today.  His workouts began at 8:30am, lasted about three and a half hours, and included running, trunk strengthening exercises, and playing catch.  Takeda will continue his workouts in Shizuoka through to 1/22.

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TV Tokyo reporter Asami Konno promised to bake 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima a cake (or two) if he manages to hit double-digit homers this season.

Oshima apparently feels a connection with Konno in that they are both attempting new things: Oshima from softball to baseball and Konno from J-pop group Morning Musume to reporter.

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While around 11,000 fans showed up for the 2010 draft class welcoming ceremony last year, only about 1,200 showed up for the 2011 draft class ceremonies on Saturday.