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Softbank Hawks: January 22, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Akira Nakamura worked out at the Saitozaki training facilities today.  His workouts included indoor soft-toss and running.  Nakamura's goal for 2012: play in at least 100 games.

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1st round draft pick Shota Takeda and 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto spent some time signing autographs at the Saitozaki training facilities today.

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Sho Iwasaki told reporters on Saturday that Yu Darvish (HAM) taught him how to throw a slider with vertical movement during their workouts in Miyazaki this year.  He also went from 76kg (end of last season) to his current 84kg.

FYI: the slider is apparently thrown in much the same way a football is thrown.