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Softbank Hawks: February 8, 2012

by on Feb.08, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Yuki Yanagita faced Sho Iwasaki during BP and collected five could-be hits, including two that went over the fence, on twenty-six swings. (Sports Hochi Osaka)

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The Hawks had the day off today.  And despite the day off, forty-nine players reported for practice today (coaches invited players they felt needed extra work).

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Brad Penny arrived in Japan today.  The team will hold a press conference to introduce Penny on Thursday.

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Nagisa Arakaki faced Keisuke Kaneko and Kenta Imamiya during batting practice on Tuesday and threw forty-nine pitches.

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According to Nikkan Sports, Takahiro Mahara's right shoulder problems are similar to what he experienced when he missed the start of the 2008 season with shoulder inflammation and did not make it back to the active roster until July.

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Sadaharu Oh has his eyes on Yuki Yanagita.

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Takahiro Mahara's workouts on Tuesday included warm-ups, running, and various other training exercises.  He is currently not allowed to throw the baseball around.