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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: February 20, 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

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  • 1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama: bullpen, personal camp high 166 pitches

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Yuki Yanagita lost about three kilograms because of the flu.  He will work on getting his weight back to ninety-seven kilograms.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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Ryota Igarashi is setting up a fund to help support youth baseball in the Tohoku region.  Over the course of the season, he will put 100,000 yen into the fund for every save and hold he records.  His goal is to reach three million yen.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

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Harry Hawk (mascot) is planning to undergo intensive training to improve his back-flips.  He can now do as many as nine in a row, but wants to push that figure into the double digits.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013