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Softbank, Nippon Ham: July 31, 2012

by on Jul.31, 2012 @ 5:18 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Brandon Allen is currently slated to arrive in Japan on August 2.  The coaches will most likely give Allen a three-day "tryout" during pre-game practices beginning on August 3.  If he does well, he could make his Ichi-gun debut as early as August 7 (vs Nippon Ham at Obihiro).  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Takumi Oshima is hoping he will have a chance to catch Yuki Saito in game during his Ni-gun stint.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/31/2012


Shinya Tsuruoka told reporters on Monday that he had been a little concerned about Y. Saito because there were times he looked lost while pitching recently.  He suggested that Saito learn how to control his emotions a little more when on the mound.  Source: Sponichi 7/31/2012