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Softbank Hawks: February 18, 2012

by on Feb.18, 2012 @ 11:31 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • 5th round draft pick Shinya Kayama threw sixty-eight pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen. (Daily Sports)

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Koji Akiyama stood in the batter's box during 5th round draft pick Shinya Kayama's bullpen session today.

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Alex Cabrera did not play in today's intra-squad game because of tightness in his right leg and 4th round draft pick Naoki Shirane rejoined the team today.

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Juan Carlos Paniagua arrived in MIyazaki on Friday.  His tryouts will take place between February 18 and 26.

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Akiyama could be thinking about an outfield with Wily Mo Pena in left, Seiichi Uchikawa in center, with either Nobuhiko Matsunaka or Alex Cabrera as DH.

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5th round draft pick Kayama has about 200 relatives.  He would like to try and invite about 100 of them to an exhibition game against Hiroshima on February 25.