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Softbank Hawks: January 16, 2012

by on Jan.16, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yuichi Honda took off for Saipan out of Fukuoka Airport today.  While in Saipan, Honda will focus on swinging the bat.  He is scheduled to return on 1/27.

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3rd round draft pick Masayoshi Tsukada has managed to gain five kilograms since moving into the player dorm and currently weighs 79kg.  Said Tsukada, "I have never hit 80kg in my life.  I would like to get up to 83-84kg."

5th round draft pick Shinya Kayama tossed 35 pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.

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Kenji Otonari wants to make his mark as a starter this year.  He is also working on a two-seamer.

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Softbank released a list of personnel changes today.