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Rakuten Eagles: January 22, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

The Eagles released their preliminary schedules for spring camp today.

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Ryo Kawashima visited Kleenex Stadium today, for the first time since joining the team via trade with the Yakult Swallows, in order to organize his things and prepare for spring camp.  He also spent some time working out at the facilities (playing catch, running).

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Teppei appeared in a fan event at a hotel in Sendai todayAbout 200 fans attended.  The event lasted about three hours and included a talk session, a mini baseball clinic, a charity auction to raise money for kids that lost parents during the Tohoku earthquake, and picture-taking

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Kensuke Uchimura has two goals for 2012: win a golden glove and play out every inning of every game.

Ryo Hijirisawa became the first player in franchise history to play in every game of the season last year, but did not play in every inning of every game.

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Hiroaki Yamamoto has been working out at Kleenex Stadium since January 10.  He also started living by himself after moving out of the player dorms in December.

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Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi will join the team for spring camp beginning on February 1.  The team will also be giving two-three foreign players a tryout (position players and pitchers).  Player assignments for spring camp will be finalized during a meeting on January 30.