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Softbank Hawks: Feburary 4, 2012

by on Feb.04, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Friday

  • Wily Mo Pena swung the bat sixty-one times and hit four over the fence. (Nikkan Sports)
 

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The team had the day off today.

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Four members of the 2011 draft class, including 1st round draft pick Shota Takeda, participated in an eel grab and cooking event on their day off today.

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Hitoshi Tamura and Kenji Akashi worked out on their day off today.  Both players are working through shoulder problems.

Regarding their shoulders:

Tamura- "I added too much muscle to my shoulder and now I am having a hard time rotating it. ... I do not think I will be able to participate in any situational fielding practice for a little while."

Akashi- "This is no time to rest. ... It is not like I can not throw the ball, but I am still a little worried."

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Special hitting instructor Futoshi Nakanishi spent some time working with Seiichi Uchikawa on Friday.  Nakanishi also coached Uchikawa in the spring of 2008.

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Sadaharu Oh told reporters on Friday that Alex Cabrera could help make Wily Mo Pena's transition easier.