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Orix Buffaloes: January 15, 2012

by on Jan.15, 2012 @ 9:54 pm, under NPB

The 2011 draft class ran stairs at Hotto Motto Kobe as part of their workouts today.

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Mitsutaka Goto showed off his uniform with the letter "C" on the left chest area on Saturday.

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Mamoru Kishida is planning to donate a portion of the money he makes selling a wooden calendar and rice to relief efforts in northern Japan.

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One of Yuki Nishi's memorable event from 2011: catching a cold.

Nishi was scheduled to make a start on 6/11/2011 (vs Yomiuri at Kyocera Dome), but was scratched due to a cold.  The next day, he was taken off the active roster with Akinobu Okada complaining to reporters about how Nishi did not know how to take care of himself properly.

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About 90 people attended a Kintetsu Buffaloes' former players gathering in an Osaka hotel on Saturday.

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Former Orix Buffalo So Taguchi has been rehabbing his right shoulder in Arizona (arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder in October 2011) and is scheduled to return to Japan on 1/17.  His shoulder is now at about 80% and assuming no setbacks, he could begin a throwing program in about a month.