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Softbank Hawks: March 19, 2012

by on Mar.19, 2012 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

The Hawks held a pep rally at Softbank HQ in Shiodome, Tokyo today.  Team owner Masayoshi Son promised to provide players with the new iPad3.  About 500 Softbank employees attended the event.

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Brad Penny and Renyel Pinto rejoined the Ichi-gun team today and worked out at QVC Marine.  Penny is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday and Pinto on Thursday, both games against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Sapporo Dome.

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Hiroki Kokubo worked out at the indoor training facilities at QVC Marine on his day-off today.  Kokubo wanted to get in some extra work because he missed some time after hurting his left calf during a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on March 13.

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If Shingo Tatsumi makes the opening day roster, it will likely be as a reliever.

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Kazuyuki Hoashi's first regular season start could come on April 1 against the Orix Buffaloes at Yahoo Dome.