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Chunichi Dragons: January 18, 2012

by on Jan.18, 2012 @ 11:11 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi celebrated his 18th birthday today.  The media presented Takahashi with a birthday cake.

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Masahiro Araki visited children at Nagoya City University Hospital on Wednesday.  Tetsuya Tani, Kyohei Iwasaki, Kohei Oda, Ryuya Ogawa, and Keisuke Seki also took part in the visit.

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Kenichi Nakata worked out in Guam on Tuesday.  His workouts included a five kilometer run, fielding practice, and weight training.

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The Dragons are planning to give fans a chance to high-five players when gates at Nagoya Stadium open at 10am on 1/20 and 1/24.

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Kazuki Yoshimi had members of the 2011 draft class, minus 4th round draft pick Takehiko Tsuji (graduation test), take the mic and address the crowd (about 500 strong) at Nagoya Stadium on Tuesday.

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Wei-Ying Chen started a two-day workout with Kazuki Yoshimi and Yudai Ono in Fukuoka today.  During his press conference to the media on Tuesday, Chen told reporters he planned to teach Ono everything he learned over the last eight years.