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[12/12/2013] Softbank Hawks sign Hosoyamada, Kanno, and Matsutomi to Ikusei contracts

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 7:35 pm, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they signed former Yokohama Bay Star Takeshi Hosoyamada (27), former Rakuten Eagle Koki Kanno (21), and former Yomiuri Giant Rin Matsutomi (23) to Ikusei contracts.  Hosoyama was assigned the number 125, Kanno the number 130, and Matsutomi the number 142.

Source: official announcement

The Hawks also announced a number of additions to the staff:

  • Shogo Yamamoto and Atsushi Fukumoto were senryokugai'ed in October and will join the staff as scouts
  • Kazuya Iida, Takehito Kanazawa, and Koji Toyofuku were also senryokugai'ed in October.  Iida will return as chief of the bullpen (Ni-gun), Kanazawa as a batting practice pitcher, and Toyofuku as a member of team operations and San-gun staff.

Source: official announcement, official announcement

[UPDATE 12/26 @ 1:03am]

The Hawks held a press conference at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday to introduce Hosoyamada, Kanno, and Matsutomi.

Source: official announcement

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