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Chunichi Dragons: January 22, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

The Dragons working out in Guam, including Takuya Asao, Kenichi Nakata, and Junki Ito, returned to Japan today after spending about ten days working out in Guam.


Maximo Nelson arrived at Chubu International Airport today from the Dominican Republic.  Nelson started started running and playing catch in early January.  He is scheduled to participate in the player's joint training session in Okinawa that begins on January 26.


Takeshi Yamasaki participated in a talk session in Aichi today and promised to do his best to take down the Yomiuri Giants.


The 2011 draft class took vision assessment tests at Nagoya Stadium on Saturday

1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi recorded solid numbers across the board, but of the ten tests he took, he did particularly well on depth perception and instantaneous field of view tests.

6th round draft pick Sang-Hoon Son did extremely well with the movement tracking test -- hypothetically, he should be able to hit 160km/h fastballs.