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Orix Buffaloes: January 14, 2012

by on Jan.15, 2012 @ 12:35 am, under NPB

Mitsutaka Goto, Mamoru Kishida, and Yuki Nishi participated in a fan gathering at a Osaka hotel on Saturday.  About 200 fans attended the event.


Kishida is trying to drop his current fat percentage of 14-15% by about 3%.


Hirotoshi Kitagawa is working his way back from a ruptured left Achilles tendon.  His workouts on Friday included short distance dashes and BP.  Said Kitagawa, "[My leg is] at about 50-60%.  I have no problems hitting or throwing.  I am working on strengthening my leg."


Shinji Takahashi could end up competing against Kitagawa for the starting DH job.