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Yakult Swallows: January 21, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 12:02 am, under NPB

Ryoji Aikawa returned to Japan from his training in Saipan on Saturday.


The Swallows told reporters that Yoshinori Sato is being considered to play in the charity game against the CPBL on March 10.  However, the team is concerned about his health (he struggled with right shoulder pains last year) and put the offer on hold.


The money the team received for posting for Norichika Aoki will be used to help pay for the renovations at Toda Stadium.

"We have not made any decisions yet, but we are in the process of fixing the Ni-gun facilities and we would like to name something after him," said team president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa.

According to Sponichi, the posting money could be used to help pay for fixing the seating area behind home plate.