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Softbank Hawks: February 21, 2012

by on Feb.21, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Today was the last day of fifth block of spring camp.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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Hiroki Kokubo closed out his workouts early on Monday because of tightness in his back.  He left practices early again today and was excused from the intra-squad game.  Kokubo told reporters he was feeling better today (he got a second round of acupuncture treatment on Monday).

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Kenji Akashi was called up to Ichi-gun camp today -- he was working out at Ni-gun camp because of right shoulder problems.

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Koji Akiyama advised Kenji Otonari to watch Kazuyuki Hoashi toss bullpen sessions to figure out things he needs to think about when he tosses his (like taking sessions more seriously instead of just tossing them for the sake of tossing them).

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Sadaharu Oh told Nobuhiko Matsunaka on Monday that he was taking his hands back too much before his swing, likely because he was thinking too much about hitting the ball hard.

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Ayatsugu Yamashita slept in and was late to practice on Monday.  His punishment: demotion to Ni-gun camp.