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Softbank Hawks: February 2, 2012

by on Feb.02, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Special hitting instructor Futoshi Nakanishi spent about an hour giving Kenta Imamiya advice on hitting today.

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Alex Cabrera arrived at Miyazaki Airport today and will join the team for spring camp on Friday.

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Sadaharu Oh spent about two hours working with Yuki Yanagita on his hitting on Wednesday.

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Tadashi Settsu has tweaked his pitching mechanics a little -- he increased his stride by about ten centimeters.

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Kazuyuki Hoashi did not toss a bullpen session on the first day of spring camp.

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Imamiya, Keisuke Kaneko, and 3rd round draft pick Masayoshi Tsukada are potential starting shortstop candidates.

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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Thursday

  • Wily Mo Pena took thirty-nine swings and hit seven over the fence. (Daily Sports)

Thursday

  • Tadashi Settsu threw 30 pitches to a squatting catcher. (Nikkan Sports) He threw 34 pitches on Wednesday. (Sponichi)