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Rakuten Eagles: January 20, 2012

by on Jan.20, 2012 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB

Keiji Uezono worked out at Kleenex Stadium today.  The last time Uezono was at the stadium was for his press conference after joining the team in a trade with the Hanshin Tigers.

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Senichi Hoshino confirmed to reporters today that Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi will be given an invite to/tryout during spring camp.

On Thursday, Hoshino told reporters he thought the Yomiuri Giants did too much during the off-season and that they were on their way to becoming unpopular again.  He also said all the upgrades made the coaches seem like they were not capable of developing talent.

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Daisuke Kato threw his knuckle-curve, fork, slider, and cutter during his 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

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Hayato Kawaguchi worked out at Kleenex Stadium on Thursday.  Since fall camp last year, Kawaguchi has been working out about two hours a day.  That also includes about an hour's worth of running.

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The Eagles will begin accepting applications for fans wanting to enroll in the 1001 (Senichi) Club on January 22.