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Rakuten Eagles to give Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi a tryout during spring camp

by on Jan.18, 2012 @ 11:25 pm, under NPB

1st round draft pick Yoshitaka Muto tossed 30 pitches in the bullpen today (standing catcher).

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The 2011 draft class took strength assessment tests at Sendai University on Tuesday.  They included hamstring strength tests using a BIODEX testing unit and a stamina test with a running machine.

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Kohei Hasebe's father died of stomach cancer on 1/16 at the age of 56.

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Tomohiro Tsuchiya has gained two to three kilograms after beginning workouts in Uruma, Okinawa and is hoping to ultimately push his weight from 77.6kg to 80kg.

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The media learned on Tuesday that the Eagles are planning to give Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (43) a tryout during spring camp.

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Senichi Hoshino appeared on Nippon TV's News Zero Tuesday night and said that he did not think Kei Igawa was going to return to Japan for at least one more year.

On Wednesday, Hoshino donated 1M yen to Mie University for their continued work in the field of leukemia.