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Yomiuri Giants: January 17, 2012

by on Jan.17, 2012 @ 11:12 pm, under NPB

Taishi Ota closed out his training in Guam and returned to Japan today.

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Tatsunori Hara was a guest speaker at an All Japan University Baseball Federation Managers Meeting today.  About 170 baseball coaches from across Japan attended the meeting.

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Instead of visiting  Shibuya on his day off on Sunday, 1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto went to Shinyurigaoka and Tama Center.

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In addition to the regular Ni-gun schedule, the Giants scheduled about 100 additional games for the farm system last year.

As of 1/16, the Giants have 63 players on their 70-man roster.

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The Giants have a coach's meeting on Wednesday and a staff meeting on Thursday.  A number of coaches, including head coach Kaoru Okazaki, met at Giants Stadium today in order to prepare for the meetings.

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The first round of oral proceedings between the Yomiuri and Hidetoshi Kiyotake will begin on 2/2.

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The members of the 2011 draft class filed their 2011 taxes online at Giants Stadium today.