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Softbank Hawks: January 19, 2012

by on Jan.19, 2012 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB

Yuya Hasegawa did some running in the morning with the 2011 draft class today.  In the afternoon, he did his own thing and spent some time taking BP (in the cages and soft-toss).

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Hiroki Yamada has been taking in 6,000 kilocalories per dinner since his training camp in Miyazaki began on 1/6.  Over that span he has managed to add 3kg to his frame and now weighs 95kg.

One-day intake example: all you can eat buffet for breakfast; two lunch boxes, one with a variety of vegetables and the other with three rice balls for lunch; three grilled chicken pieces about the size of a hand, a bowlful of spinach, and a plateful of meat and potatoes for dinner.

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Kenji Akashi, Keisuke Kaneko, Kenta Imamiya, Shuhei Fukuda, and 3rd round draft pick Masayoshi Tsukada could be amongst the players competing for the starting job at short (Munenori Kawasaki's old position).

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The media learned on Wednesday that Yuichi Honda will be a spokesperson (Kansai Region) for Asahi Beer.  A commercial featuring Honda will be shot some time later this month. Ads will pop up pretty much everywhere, including TV, radio, the big screen at Yahoo Dome, various big screens throughout Kansai, posters, and fliers, beginning in March.